Hard to believe it’s only been 5 years since the loss of actor Paul Walker. While probably best known for his role of Bryan in the Fast & Furious franchise, Walker was an avid motorsports enthusiast.
I Am Paul Walker, a documentary directed by Adrian Buitenhuis (which aired on television earlier this year) aims to tell the story of the man behind those blue blue eyes. The doc featured interviews including Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and director Rob Cohen, director Wayne Kramer, family members Cody Walker, Caleb Walker, Ashlie Walker, Cheryl Walker, and Paul Walker III, as well as close friends Oakley Lehman, Dr. Michael Domeier, and manager Matt Luber.
Featuring interviews with those who knew Paul best – the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise – both professionally and personally, along with an extensive personal archive of never-before-seen candid video and still photographs provided by family and friends of the late actor, I Am Paul Walker explores Paul’s private side in tandem with the highlights of his highly successful film career. His devotion to his family, his passion for surfing and auto racing, his commitment to marine biology and sharks, his dedication to humanitarian work through his NGO, Reach Out Worldwide, and his love for his family define the character of the man who starred in Fast & Furious, one of the most wildly successful film franchises of all time.
An extended version of the doc (30 minutes longer, actually) will be released for VOD on November 30th, the fifth anniversary of Paul’s passing. There will also be a physical media release of the doc on December 4th.