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Eric Daniel Metzgar talks about filming his friend Jason Crigler for Life. Support. Music.

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Jason Crigler is shown playing music and recovering two years after his brain hemorrhage.

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Monica Crigler describes the early days of her husband Jason's recovery from a stroke.

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Jason Crigler, a 34-year-old guitarist, experiences a medical emergency.

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Jason, Monica and the rest of the Crigler family give an update about what they've been up to since filming ended.

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Jason Crigler and his sister Marjorie give a presentation on his injury and recovery.


When musician Jason Crigler suffered a near-fata brain hemorrhage, his doctors doubted he would ever wake up. This is a document of the astonishing journey that followed.

  • Updated on March 25, 2015

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Film Information

Life. Support. Music. (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 7, 2009

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Filmmaker: Eric Daniel Metzgar Bio | Interview | Statement

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Eric Daniel Metzgar
Eric Daniel Metzgar

[W]hen the Criglers asked if I would consider making a documentary about the whole saga, I knew their beautiful optimism amid the heaps of suffering would be the story. Of course, I underestimated the entire thing.”

— Eric Daniel Metzgar, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

If you’re looking for a megadose of inspiration, Jason Crigler may be your man... His unbelievable recovery is chronicled in Life. Support. Music.... Heartrending.”

— David Shiflett,
Bloomberg News

Transcends one's perceptions of medicine, music and even miracles.”

— AJ Schack,

An incredibly moving documentary. Director Eric Daniel Metzgar . . . shows just how powerful love, family and music can become during life’s greatest challenges. I watched the doc last weekend, and I won’t forget it for a long time.”

— Robert Bianco,
USA Today

Jason Crigler's career as a rising musician was changed in an instant when he suffered a brain hemorrhage. His friend, Eric Daniel Metzgar, directed a documentary about Crigler's struggle back into the spotlight.”

— CBS News

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