Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall: No Place Like Home

Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical, Straight Outta Oz. From a small town in Texas to big-time show business, comes an inspiring documentary of grit, perseverance and the redemptive power of art. We watch him struggle to write songs about growing up gay and black in small-town Texas, his difficult relationship with his mom, and the harsh realities of trying to make it in show business. With limited time and budget the odds are against him, but Todrick's passion and his team of talented performers overcome all obstacles to bring this story to the world.

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Katherine Fairfax Wright




Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright
Executive Producer: Brett Bouttier, Paula Kaplan, Robyn Marshall
Producer: Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan, Todrick Hall, Katherine Fairfax Wright
Cinematographer: Katherine Fairfax Wright
Editor: Katherine Fairfax Wright
Sound Designer: Nathan Ruyle
Music: Todrick Hall, WiiDOPE, Jeeve, Jon Mandabach
Principal Cast: Todrick Hall, Teresa Stanley, Wayne Brady, Chester Lockhart, Jesse Pattison, Brenda Cornish, Vonzell Solomon, Jenni Thomasson, Jazlyn Nicole Miller
Additional Credits: Line Producer: Casey Fenton, Additional Editor: Brock Williams, Additional Editor: Joe Peeler, Field Producer: Breanne Wright, Post Supervisor: Kelley Cauthen, Music Supervisor: Lindsay Wolfington


Public Film Contact
Catherine Gill
Publicity Contact
Jackson Gibbon
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Music
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 100 mins