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MIPCOM Picks ’15: I Am Chris Farley

When he vaulted into stardom via his stint on Saturday Night Live in 1990, Chris Farley wowed colleagues, fans and critics alike with a physicality that recalled both John Belushi and Chevy Chase, and a comedic depth and sensitivity that hinted at great things ahead.
September 1, 2015


Partners: Produced by Network Entertainment for Spike TV (U.S.); distributed by FremantleMedia International
Length: 1 x 90 minutes
Premiered: July 2015 (theatrical, U.S.)
Rights available: Worldwide, excluding U.S. and Canada

When he vaulted into stardom via his stint on Saturday Night Live in 1990, Chris Farley wowed colleagues, fans and critics alike with a physicality that recalled both John Belushi and Chevy Chase, and a comedic depth and sensitivity that hinted at great things ahead. Sadly, it all came to an end with his passing at 33 years of age. Here, Farley’s story is told through archive and present-day interviews with those who knew, worked with and loved him, including Adam Sandler, Tom Arnold and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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