In his directorial debut, Mike Myers (Wayne’s World, Austin Powers) documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars such as Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and Alice Cooper, and later went on to manage chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, ushering in the era of celebrity chefs on television. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage the film traces Shep’s transformation from the 1970’s hedonist to today’s practicing Buddhist yearning for a family of his own.
Mike Myers, one of the most multifaceted performers of his generation, has brought an astonishing array of memorable characters to life in film and television. As a writer, producer and actor, Myers is best known as the creative force behind such iconic characters as Austin Powers and Shrek. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Myers began his professional career with Chicago's Second City Troupe. Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels' discovery of Myers at Second City led to his debut as a featured performer and writer on the show in 1989. Myers successfully brought his popular SNL character, Wayne Campbell, to the big screen in Wayne's World and Wayne’s World 2, which he also wrote. Myers also created, wrote, produced and starred in the smash hit, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Myers portrayal of Austin Powers spawned two sequels, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers: Goldmember. Myers lent his voice to the title role of Shrek, the beloved green ogre for the DreamWorks animated franchise which include Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. His other film credits include Inglourious Basterds, The Love Guru, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, View from the Top, Mystery Alaska, 54, and So I Married an Axe Murderer. Myers received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California for his impressive body of work. He was also honored with the 'Jack Benny Award' by the student body of the University of California, the AFI Star Award at U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, the MTV Generation Award, and has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. His character, Shrek, also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"A whirlwind of charm and chutzpah"★★★★
"A racy and infectious love letter "★★★★
"You can't help but warm to this self-effacing Hollywood agent"★★★★
"A sizzling saga of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll success"★★★★
The Daily Star
"A fascinating insight into the Hollywood machine. Wonderful."★★★★
"A delight from start to finish"★★★★
The Daily Mail
"Entertaining directorial debut from Mike Myers."★★★★
"You won’t ever quite forget the name Shep Gordon"★★★★