Director: Kenny Ortega
Writer: Kenny Ortega
Starring: Michael Jackson
Released: October 29, 2009
Rating: (G)
Runtime: 111 minutes
Story: Michael Jackson's This Is It offers Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London's O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's This Is It captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show. Kenny Ortega, who was both Michael Jackson's creative partner and the director of the stage show is also directing the film.
Michael Jackson (archive footage)
Alex Al Electric and Synth Bass
Michael Bearden Keyboards
Judith Hill Vocalist
Dorian Holley Vocal Supervision
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Jonathan Moffett Drums
Tommy Organ Guitar
Orianthi Lead Guitar
Darryl Phinnessee Vocalist
Mo Pleasure Keyboards / Trumpet