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Genre: Documentary

Duration: 91 Minutes

Rating: PG-13

20 Feet From Stardom

Immerse yourself in a big-screen audio-visual experience with the greatest moments in music ever captured on film. Host Alysha Main will take the audience on a journey through the liner notes and deep cuts from the most beloved music documentaries and concert films, with a live performance by a musical guest. 

20 Feet from Stardom Concert backup singers are people not often thought about, as their purpose is simply to provide additional vocals to more popular musicians during their concerts. Through a documentative tale of what it is like to be so close and yet so far from fame, multiple backup vocalists tell of their experiences working with popular artists, and hoping for their own big break. Through exclusive interviews, the film delves deep into the lives of these unrecognized, but talented individuals, and how it feels to be in their position.

Alysha Main 

Alysha Main is a Music Supervisor, Event Manager, DJ, and Podcaster who has been working in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Her career has taken her to Toronto, London, and Melbourne, working in Artist Management, Event Promotion, Sales, and Marketing.  She is the creator and host of the Hamilton Film podcast, documenting the local film industry, and the co-founder of The Hamilton Ladies of Film & TV.  In 2017 she shifted her focus to Music Supervision, studying at Berklee College of Music, and working on film and TV projects in Canada and the USA.  In 2022 she joined the team at the historic Westdale theatre as Venue & Events Manager.  

Featuring musical guest Suzie McNeil


Juno award winner Suzie McNeil has compiled an impressive record of musical accomplishments.

Suzie is a musical Jack-of-all-trades. These have ranged from live shows beside some of North America’s top artists; Alan Frew, Jeff Healey, Dave Navarro, P!nk, INXS, Scott Weiland, Gavin Rossdale, to consummate professionalism tracking in the studio; Clay Aiken, Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler,

Buckcherry, Matt Nathanson, Foreigner, to commercial jingles; Marineland Canada, to performing in front of crowds of up to 200,000 people.

Suzie was the last woman standing on CBS television’s reality series Rockstar:INXS in 2005.

Suzie sang back-up vocals for P!nk on her North American tour, entertained the troops in Afghanistan, performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, and starred in the Toronto Debut of Queen’s We Will Rock You musical as the role of Oz.

Suzie has co-writen and released 4 albums in Canada, all of which have had multiple singles that reached a spot in the Top 20 Canadian pop charts. Her pop single “SuperGirl” went gold.

Suzie’s songs have been featured on many network TV series through the years including “The Biggest Loser” and The “Oprah” show.

She was a featured judge and mentor for 4 seasons of YTV’s ‘Idol-esque’ search for the next teen singing-sensation: The Next Star, and her song “Let’s Go” could also be heard as the theme song.

Suzie is working with humanitarian organization World Vision to promote the sponsorship of children in underprivileged nations such as Africa where she personally visited in 2008. She has written a song about her experiences called “AlOne” and all sale proceeds of the song go to World Vision.

In 2014, Suzie moved to Nashville to start a classic-rock / country band called

“The Loving Mary Band”. They have released 1 critically acclaimed album, and toured as Steven Tyler’s solo country project band for 4 years.

In 2019 Suzie unleashed her new project “The Chain Reaction”, a 10-piece soul band that has been performing high-energy shows around the country.

Suzie has also made history by joining Aerosmith on their Las Vegas residency singing backup vocals with Steven Tyler, running until the end of 2023.

www.suziemcneil.com www.lovingmary.com

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