Universal Pictures International Entertainment has acquired the worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.S. and Canada, for Tom Shadyac’s documentary I Am from Radiant Films International.
The film follows the impact of Shadyac’s biking accident in 2007 upon his life, leading him to eschew his Hollywood lifestyle – having directed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar and more – and move towards a path of enlightenment.
Also featured in the film are interviews with David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
“I Am is a film that resonates beautifully with audiences looking for a smart and entertaining look at life themes that affect all of us,” said Mimi Steinbauer, president and CEO of Radiant Films International.
“This inspirational feature is a welcome addition to our documentary collection,” added Eddie Cunningham, president of Universal International Entertainment.
The doc had a theatrical run in the U.S. through Paladin.