New Trailer For Tom Shadyac's Riveting Documentary 'I Am'

Thursday, 16 December 2010 10:29 Written by  Matt Molgaard
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New Trailer For Tom Shadyac's Riveting Documentary 'I Am'

Tom Shadyac is one of the most overlooked contemporary filmmakers alive. His résumé includes hysterical comedies like the Ace Ventura series, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty. But there’s a deeper side to Shadyac, as he displayed in the monumental film Patch Adams, and one of Kevin Costner’s best films in years, Dragonfly. Now, three years distanced from his last feature film, Evan Almighty, Shadyac is tackling I Am, a documentary that looks riveting on many levels.

I Am was inspired by a biking injury that nearly left the filmmaker dead. Since that traumatic experience, Shadyac has seen the world in a different light; a light that will be brought to the fold in his upcoming documentary.

The film examines the priorities of mankind, the basis of humanity and the belief that we humans were put here on earth to serve purposes of greater depth than modern culture often leads one to believe.

I’ve seen countless documentaries over the course of three decades, and I’ll openly admit that, upon viewing this trailer, I Am could be one of the most influential doc's ever shot. There’s a sense of unity clinging to this picture that gives me, a self-aware pessimist, a profound feeling of genuine hope ('m not hyping here, but speaking from the heart). I’ll be extremely candid and tell you readers the God’s honest truth, I personally don’t hold faith in man, I refuse to lower my barriers and trust a single soul.

A simple trailer for Tom Shadyac’s I Am (which you’ll see below) has me honestly questioning my stance on life, human nature and mankind’s ability to make a difference in an often savage world. To sum it up, I am deeply moved by this trailer, and if I could get my hands on a copy of the film today, I’d do with no hesitation.

Watch the trailer below, it’s a preview to a piece of artwork that may be one of the best documentaries ever shot.

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