Songwriter documentary, performance set for Sept. 28

Grammy-winning songwriter and musician Scot Sax is looking to show audiences the not-so-glamorous side of being a successful songwriter in his debut documentary, “Platinum Rush,” which will be shown at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., followed by a live performance, as part of the Dickens Documentary Series with Bryan Russo, himself a musician.

“Platinum Rush” is aimed at giving audiences an inside perspective on songwriting, what it takes to make that perfect song and what it takes out of its writers. To make the film, Sax set out to find answers to questions including “What does it take to write a hit song?” and “What inspires a song?”

He spoke to some of the most prominent songwriters in the world, including Lisa Loeb, Oliver Wood, Eric Bazilian, Ed Roland, Julie Gold, Ron Sexsmith, Steve Forbert, Diego Garcia, Anne McCue, Busbee and Louise Goffin.

After the documentary showing, there will be a live musical performance by Scot Sax and Suzie Brown ( Tickets are available for $20, online at