Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall

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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Credits

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

Contact

Distributor:

Awesomeness
catherineg@awesomenesstv.com

Public Film Contact:

Catherine Gill
Awesomeness
catherineg@awesomenesstv.com

Publicity Contact:

Jackson Gibbon
atv@sunshinesachs.com
2126912800

Details

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