Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
‘Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall seamlessly weaves personal, universal, creative threads into dazzling narrative.’
– Daily Californian
Described as “if Willy Wonka and Pee-wee Herman had a black child”, Todrick Hall is a YouTube celebrity, recording artist, songwriter, Broadway actor, activist and much, much more. This frenetic documentary follows charismatic Todrick as he launches his most ambitious project yet: the original musical, Straight Outta Oz. Writing and recording songs by night and shooting music videos by day, while simultaneously preparing to take the show on the road on a tiny budget, the film showcases a passionate man and his talented team on a mission.
Through the songs and videos he creates, Todrick entertains while tackling issues such as gun violence, police brutality and sharing personal concerns that include a difficult relationship with his mother and struggles with his identity as a gay black man. Director Katherine Fairfax Wright (Call Me Kuchu) captures Todrick’s energy and humour to create an inspiring film about perseverance and the redemptive power of art.
Courtesy: Film Collaborative
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