Recently, I saw three movies that focused on the people behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.
“20 Feet from Stardom” is a documentary on the backup singers behind hugely popular music acts.
“Drew: The Man Behind the Poster” is a documentary on Drew Struzan – the movie poster artist who painted(!) the movie posters for such iconic movies as “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, “Back to the Future”, and many more.
“In a World…” is a comedy about voice-over artists.
Each of these movies are wonderful in their own way. I love how they highlight the artistry and talent of the people who are stars in their own right, even though they don’t get the same bright spotlight. They are a very real part of the creative collaboration that is necessary to give birth to a musical performance or a movie. I feel like I can identify somewhat with them – since stunt performers fall into a similar role as supporting members of the team. I can only hope to be even a liiiiiiittle bit as successful as they are.