Hired Gun – Out of the shadow into the spotlight

Phil X joins Nita Strauss, Steve Vai, Rudy Sarzo, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Lukather, David Foster, Eric Singer and others on documentary project

We’ve all heard them perform at concerts and on countless recordings. Millions have watched and listened to them play the music of the famous stars who hire them. They are the “First Call, A-list” musicians, the go-to players standing in the shadows of our favorite stars on stage and backing them up in the studio.  They are an indispensable part of every performance but who are they really? What makes them tick? Why do some succeed while others fail? Why are some in demand while others are left for dead in the wreckage of a failed career? YOU will have a front row seat to hear these stories for the first time!

Unlike other films that have tried to provide us with a glimpse into the world of a paid musician, Hired Gun delivers far more. Director Fran Strine has gained unparalleled access into the lives and homes of these artists. Due to his credibility in the music world, Strine is able to share intimate details of the personal and professional lives of these musicians. The film ultimately delivers euphoric highs, crushing lows and the hilarious anecdotes and dramatic tragedy inescapable in life.

World Premiere : Friday, March 18th, at Paramount Theatre, Austin TX

Director: Fran Strine

Runtime: 90min