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I Am Paul Walker is a feature-length documentary film exploring the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast & Furious movie franchise.
Featuring interviews with those who knew Paul best both professionally and personally, along with an extensive personal archive of never-before-seen candid video and still photographs provided by family and friends of the late actor,
I Am Paul Walker explores Paul’s private side in tandem with the highlights of his highly successful film career. His devotion to his family, his passion for surfing and auto racing, his commitment to marine biology and sharks, his dedication to humanitarian work through his NGO, Reach Out Worldwide, and his love for his family define the character of the man who starred in Fast & Furious, one of the most wildly successful film franchises of all time.
The documentary features those who were closest to Paul, as part of a dynamic cast including Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and director Rob Cohen, director Wayne Kramer, family members Cody Walker, Caleb Walker, Ashlie Walker, Cheryl Walker, and Paul Walker III and close friends, Oakley Lehman, Dr. Michael Domeier and Manager Matt Luber.
I Am MLK Jr. celebrates the life and explores the character of American icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Following his journey across the mountaintops and valleys while capturing the Civil Rights Movement at large, the film provides intimate, first hand insights on Dr. King, exploring moments of personal challenge and elation, and an ongoing movement that is as important today as when Dr. King first shone a light on the plight of his fellow African Americans.
Filmed in historic churches where Dr. King preached and heightened by the music that buoyed the Civil Rights Movement, I Am MLK Jr. features a powerful cast ranging from history-changing civil rights-era activists to contemporary writers, activists and outspoken celebrities. Each interview provides a unique perspective on Dr. King, his legacy and why this history matters today.
Congressman John Lewis, Carmelo Anthony of the Oklahoma Thunder, Ambassador Andrew Young, CNN’s Van Jones, Rev. Al Sharpton, Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles and civil rights activist Diane Nash.
I Am Sam Kinison
I Am Sam Kinison is a feature-length documentary film exploring the life and legacy of shock comic Sam Kinison, a former Pentecostal preacher turned stand-up comic who repurposed his pulpit-honed chops to the brazen rock ’n roll world of MTV-era comedy. Following a steep trajectory to fame, excess, despair and near-redemption, Sam meets a sudden and early death when struck by a drunk driver in 1992.
Using extensive clips from his comedy specials that cover some of his favorite topics including marriage, women, homosexuality, God, religion and world hunger Sam tells much of his story himself in a barrage of comedic feints and blows, shrieking and misanthropic riffing. Added perspective is provided by a dynamic cast of friends, family, fellow comics and celebrity party-mates, augmented by animated sequences that illustrate and add color to energetic and often hilarious interviews. I Am Sam Kinison shocks, shticks and screams its way through a life and a wild career that shattered the status quo and changed comedy forever.
Key interviews include the inspired storytelling of Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Bill Burr, Ted Nugent, Joe Rogan, Corey Feldman, Bob Saget, Tommy Chong, Ron Jeremy, and others.
I Am Heath Ledger
I AM HEATH LEDGER is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor,artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey - extravagant in gesture and in action. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinarily deep love and affection in the people that entered his life. Heath’s artistic nature and expression set him apart from the Hollywood mainstream, vaulted him to stardom and endeared him to the world.
Facing is a documentary series that tells the stories of a broad range of global iconic, and often notorious, individuals through the eyes and unique experiences of those who ‘faced’ them – the brave few who dared to oppose the most accomplished and often feared people who have ever lived. And who better to dive into their psyches and peel back the layers of their successes and struggles than the people who helped shaped them through conflict, confrontation, and camaraderie.
I Am JFK Jr.
Combining rarely seen archival footage, classic photos, and cutting edge visuals and graphics, I Am JFK Jr. paints an intimate portrait of the man who was born into the glare of the harshest spotlight ever, revelled in that glare while accompanied by the most glamorous women on the planet, and yet managed to repay his good fortune by working tirelessly for underprivileged children, the homeless and the disabled, among his many charitable activities. The film features original interviews from JFK Jr.’s family, friends, and associates, as well as contemporary writers and icons from the worlds of fashion, politics, publishing, philanthropy, entertainment and popular culture, who speak to the enduring legacy of the youngster known to the world as John John.
The Cowboy is a limited series television event which chronicles the birth and rise of the cowboy on the silver screen, and the creation of America’s most enduring legend. Motion pictures have been the engine that cemented the cowboy as the most recognized, beloved and celebrated of all American icons, and these films also fuelled the rise of the cowboy in every pillar of pop culture, including literature, art, music, fashion and television. In The Cowboy, Network’s award winning brand of iconic storytelling gallops into the Wild West, celebrating everything movie audiences love about the ultimate symbol of the American West. The series combines original interviews with the most renowned actors, directors, writers and historians of the Western movie, as well as country artists, real life cowboys, and modern day western icons. Showcasing film clips from the most celebrated and iconic Western films ever produced, archival interviews with bygone Hollywood icons, archival footage and photographs taken on set and on the range, and a musical score that features the very best from our iconic films and country artists. This exciting television event delivers a roundup of gunslingers, train robbers, cattle rustlers, card sharks, rancher’s daughters, saloonkeepers, and downright serious villains. The Cowboy aired on Discovery's American Heroes Channel (AHC) in January 2016.
I Am Chris Farley
I Am Chris Farley is a documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley’s off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre. Although he was only in the spotlight for a short time, Chris nevertheless left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through his groundbreaking work in Second City, Saturday Night Live, several feature films, and comedy clubs across the country. With the full cooperation and participation of the Farley family, I Am Chris Farley features original interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf and of course the Farley family. In addition to these interviews, the film will showcase clips of Farley’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend.
Johnny Cash - American Rebel
Johnny Cash – American Rebel is a celebration of the larger-than-life Johnny Cash from the unique perspective of the Man in Black’s greatest songs. Each song brings to life a chapter in the story of America from the 1950s to modern day, as we tour the life of music and artistic expression of one of music’s most storied talents. Through his music, Cash was ahead of his time in fighting against war, injustice, racism and prejudice. Johnny Cash – American Rebel will deliver the passion, musicality and messages of Johnny Cash’s most iconic songs, recorded over four decades from his first #1 hit I Walk the Line in 1957, to 2002’s Hurt, considered his farewell masterpiece and one of the most acclaimed music videos of all time. Johnny Cash lived life on the edge, battled drug addiction, challenged accepted conventions, fought for the downtrodden, and carved out an unprecedented career in which he always marched to his own drummer. His legacy remains an inspiration to untold numbers of musicians and artists around the world, who are inspired by the independence of spirit that was the throughline of Johnny Cash’s life, and which will be the thematic underpinning of the film. Combining cinematically filmed original interviews with Johnny Cash’s family, friends, and a broad array of international superstars from the music and entertainment industries, along with a soundtrack of Cash’s most famous songs, archival concert footage, classic photographs, family snapshots and personal artifacts from the Cash family, Johnny Cash – American Rebel is an epic tribute to this gifted artist, fighter of causes, and legendary entertainer.
I Am Evel Knievel
Evel Knievel was the original Daredevil who laughed at danger, challenged death and did everything his own way. He wore the stars and stripes on his white leather jumpsuit at Caesars Palace, Snake River Canyon and Wembley Stadium as he hit the bullseye at a time when America was hungry for heroes. This is the inside story of the man who gave birth to the culture of extreme featuring his historic jumps and crashes teamed with original interviews with Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison, Robbie and Kelly Knievel and a host of family, friends, daredevils and collaborators.
I Am Steve McQueen
I Am Steve McQueen tells the enthralling story of one of the biggest stars Hollywood has ever seen, and one of the most enduring tough guys to ever grace the silver scene. Travelling an unlikely path from reform school to the Lee Strasberg Actors Studio, McQueen went on to become the highest paid actor of his generation. For the first time, audiences now get the opportunity to experience his world in I Am Steve McQueen, featuring Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Ali MacGraw, Marisa Miller, and narrated by Robert Downey Jr.
I Am Bruce Lee
I Am Bruce Lee tells the amazing story of one of the most iconic human beings ever to enter the public consciousness. Voted as one of the most important people of the 20th century in Time Magazine's Time 100, as well as one of the Greatest Pop Culture Icons by People Magazine, Bruce Lee continues to be honored and remembered for his enduring legacy. Bruce Lee's often revolutionary and sometimes controversial thinking on a multitude of planes has become a source of inspiration and debate for a generation of philosophers, actors, filmmakers and athletes. The film is a compelling and visually stunning uncovering of Bruce's life, his enormous impact, and his ever-expanding legacy in the world of martial arts, entertainment, and beyond- despite his tragic and sudden death at the age of 32. Featuring original interviews with UFC President Dana White, NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, actors Mickey Rourke and Ed O'neill, Actress and Martial Artist Gina Carano, The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo, and legendary martial artists Dan Inosanto, Richard Bustillo, Bob Wall and Gene LeBell.
Facing Ali chronicles the life and times of the legendary Muhammad Ali through the powerful words of his most formidable opponents including Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton, George Chuvalo, Earnie Shavers, Sir Henry Cooper, Ron Lyle, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and Ernie Terrell. A critical darling and crowd favorite at film festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, the film was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as one of the films shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary.