LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC.
An award-winning feature-length documentary that chronicles the remarkable recovery of musician Jason Crigler from a devastating brain injury.
Directed, shot and edited by Eric Daniel Metzgar.
Broadcast in 2009 on POV, PBS's prestigious documentary showcase, after screening at film festivals around the world. Visit the film's POV page.
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"Transcends one's perceptions of medicine, music and even miracles." indieWIRE
"Metzgar’s documentary forces you to consider what makes you you, as well as what makes life worth living…a fabulous documentary about common people unwilling to concede defeat when it comes to someone they love, and an individual who overcomes the impossible.” MERCURY
“An Independent Spirit Award-Truer Than Fiction nominee for his debut, Metzgar has now completed yet another transcendent, incredibly moving piece of cinema with his sophomore effort, Life. Support. Music. His work ethic may be DIY (he produces, directs, shoots, and edits his films), but his aesthetic is the best of what modern cinema can offer us—finding inspiration in the unlikeliest of places, masterful storytelling, and gorgeous cinematography.” SHOOTING PEOPLE
“Incredibly powerful” VOX Magazine
"A film that has caught the fancy of critics around the globe…an inspiration to thousands." CONCORD MONITOR