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I AM a Tom Shadyac Documentary

Updated on August 24, 2017

A Film From Award Winning Producer Tom Shadyac

After seeing I Am, I can say You should definitely see this film and tell your friends about it.

Award winning Tom Shadyac is one of Hollywood’s all-time leading comedy directors with his films Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams, and Bruce Almighty. He brings his wonderful sense of comedy to this documentary as he asks some of today's most profound thinkers, two questions - "What's wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?"

This moving, inspiring film "I AM" won the Audience Choice Award and the Student Choice Award at the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride Colorado.

"The most powerful things in life are love, kindness, compassion..." -Tom Shadyac

I AM - Official Trailer [HD]

"Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it."

I Am - Director Tom Shadyac

Everyone needs to see this entertaining and enlightening film! I AM is the story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac who experienced a life threatening head injury which led him on a journey that changed his life. With a film crew of four, Tom visits some of today s great minds "searching for the fundamental endemic problem that causes all of the other problems, while simultaneously reflecting on this own life choices of excess, greed and eventual healing."

"After the movie was over, everyone in the theatre stayed to watch the credits. As the lights came up and the film ended, big hugs erupted as people were leaving."

Interview with Director about the meaning of I AM

Shadyac Q & A With Google Employees

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David Poland Interview About The Experience

Thom Hartmann & Director Tom Shadyac: I Am

Nothing in nature takes more than it needs

Director Tom Shadyac - Happiness, Faith, & Jim Carrey

Films By Tom Shadyac

A few very entertaining films by Tom Shadyac.

Lair Liar

This is a stunning comedy starring Jim Carrey who plays a lawyer, who is incapable of telling the truth or keeping his promises until his son makes a wish!
This 1999 film is one of Jim Carrey's best films. The director, Tom Shadyac should be applauded for this high quality production.

Patch Adams

Academy Award-winner Robin Williams is Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. Based on a true story, this 2002 film by award-winning Tom Shadyac combines humor with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy.

Bruce Almighty

Jim Carrey stars with Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman in the funniest, most outrageously entertaining comedy hit of the year.


Ace Ventura Director Tom Shadyac's I Am Searches For Answers

Sebastian Del Marmol of the Miami NewTimes Blogs Film/Video interviewed Shadyac about his I AM film. He asked

"Unfortunately, or unfortunately, many people go through their lives without a traumatic moment that causes them to reevaluate their existence. In lieu of such a moment, any advice on how to propel somebody to make substantive changes in their life for the better?"

Shadyac responded

"It's no mystery. It's practice, if your true intention is to serve and seek truth and to know reality, to touch reality, practice will give you that."

"The Dalai Lama said when asked how to get to (an enlightened place) it's practice. He is now 76 and started seriously practicing when he was 13."

"They say you are what you eat, but what we think about, what you care about, what we spend our time doing is also who you are. If you are in rat race that is who you become. If you spend more time in meditation, reading, taking walks in nature, having conversations - conversation is beautiful -- that is who you become."

Tom Shadyac in Kansas City - Tivoli Theater May 2011

Tom Shadyac in Kansas City
Tom Shadyac in Kansas City

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." ~Steve Jobs (I AM - The Film FB)

Thom Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Tom Shadyac - P.2


Everyone Needs To See This Film

Tom Shadyac - "I Am" Premiere - Portland, OR (Part 1 ...

From Hope to Faith

Can Our World Be Saved?

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Tom Shadyac in Kansas City - Tivoli Theater May 2011

My great fortune to touch genius!

What Do You Think About The "I AM" Documentary - I want to hear from you

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @ImmatureEntrepr: Alan, Thanks for visiting this lens. I hope you will get to see this film. It's a Linchpin sort of thing!

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      ImmatureEntrepr 6 years ago

      Very interesting! I had never heard about Tom or the documentary. Good stuff. Thanks for spreading the word! :)

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @OhMe: Thank you OhMe! I love it to! He is a wonderful person.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Love the picture of you and Tom Shadyac