The actor, who died in 2008 at the age of 28 through an accidental overdose, proved an irresistible subject according to Derik Murray, who along with Adrian Buitenhuis co-directed “I Am Heath Ledger.”
“We were always wanting to make the film, however we thought, ‘What do we know beyond him being This particular uber-talent?'” Murray told sy88pgw in a recent interview. “the idea wasn’t genuinely until about a year along with also a bit ago of which we started off to put together some of the pieces of which were beyond Heath Ledger on the screen.”
The result can be an intimate look at the “Brokeback Mountain” star’s life, buoyed by the Ledger’s personal footage along with also interviews with close friends along with also family.
Ledger, who got into directing before his death, was rarely without a camera in hand. Being entrusted with some of the late actor’s material meant a great deal to the filmmakers, Murray explained.
“We felt like Heath was a co-director of This particular movie,” he said. “We felt of which This particular content he had filmed along with also This particular journey of which was he was taking on was in a way directing along with also leading us on in This particular movie.”
Murray met with director Matt Amato, who had partnered with Ledger in a production company called The Masses, prior to the documentary’s production.
the idea was Amato who was instrumental in getting the cooperation of Ledger’s family along with also actress Michelle Williams, who can be the mother of Ledger’s daughter, Matilda, Murray said.
When the film debuted recently at the Tribeca Film Festival, Murray discovered a range of people who hold an “avid fascination” with Ledger.
“For Heath Ledger fans, I think they are going to love the idea because they are going to find out so much about him, who he genuinely was, along with also their affection for Heath will grow,” Murray said. “For those who weren’t major fans, I think they will find This particular film inspiring. You will learn of which creativity can be for all of us, you just need to pick up a camera, pick up a pen, put your finger on your computer, draw, paint or whatever the idea can be.”
For Murray, the most meaningful response to the film came through Ledger’s family, who told him, “You captured our boy.”
“I Am Heath Ledger” will air Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Spike.