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Hired Gun

Year 2016
Runtime 92 mins
Canadian Premiere

Selected as a Top 10 Audience Favourite of the Festival

Director Fran Strine and cast member Liberty Devitto in attendance at the screening on September 30!

You may know the frontmen of KISS, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica, but playing in their shadows are the prolific musicians who are virtually unknown to the public. These “hired guns” have mastered their craft and performed on the world’s biggest stages and high-intensity recording sessions, yet receive little credit for their work. This funny, rousing, and highly entertaining rock doc introduces the little-known background musicians that have played with the likes of Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and P!NK.

With firsthand stories from individuals who have toured with some of rock’s most influential bands, these hired guns may not be household names, but they are undeniably masters of the art. In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning doc, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, HIRED GUN details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians.


United States
Fran Strine
Executive Producer
Fran Strine, Tim Calandrello
Gavin Fisher
Tim Calandrello
The Crystal Method
Liberty Devitto, Jason Hook, Rudy Sarzo, Kenny Aronoff, Alice Cooper, P!NK, Corky Hale, Jay Graydon, Justin Derrico, Eric Singer, Rob Zombie, John 5, Jay Graydon, Mark Schulman, Eva Gardener, Steve Lukather, Phil X, David Foster, Steve Vai