'I Am Heath Ledger' To Make TV Premiere May 17 on Spike

April 4, 2017
'I Am Heath Ledger' To Make TV Premiere May 17 on Spike

Artist, actor, friend, father. Heath Ledger was perhaps one of his generation's brightest and most versatile young talents, and his tragic death came just as his star shone the brightest. "I Am Heath Ledger," is the latest installment of filmmaker Derik Murray's documentary series celebrating the lives of iconic figures in film, music, and the media. The documentary will have a limited theatrical release beginning May 3rd before making its network television debut on Spike.
"I Am Heath Ledger" is a never-before seen glimpse into the actor's life thru the lens of his own camera, and will be an intimate look into his creative triumphs and internal struggles. With never-before-seen footage and photographs, much shot by Heath himself, viewers will watch his personal journey through the eyes of the man who lived it.

Featuring interviews from industry friends and colleagues including Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch, and Ang Lee, along with other close friends, family members, and industry peers who share honest and unfiltered personal stories. Viewers will experience the highs and lows of a man whose willingness to take risks and challenge his own creative boundaries may have led to his own tragic end.

"I Am Heath Ledger" will recount his fabled rise to the pinnacle of the Hollywood dream, and the indelible mark he left on the industry. From his early hit films such as "10 Things I Hate About You," to "The Patriot," to "Monster's Ball," to his award-winning and critically-acclaimed role as Ennis in "Brokeback Mountain," Heath was a remarkable talent whose work ethic, ambition, and integrity catapulted him to Hollywood's elite.

But his most iconic role, his Academy-Award® winning performance, The Joker in "The Dark Knight," truly speaks to his profound talent as an actor. The documentary goes behind-the scenes of the shooting of "The Dark Knight," as Heath morphed into the psychotic criminal-mastermind that will live in cinematic lore forever.

"I Am Heath Ledger" makes its TV premiere on May 17th at 10/9c, only on Spike.