The cowboy of “Brokeback Mountain, on forbidden land” or the terrifying Joker of “The Dark Knight”, Heath Ledger left us unforgettable characters during his short but intense cinematographic career, marked by an unbreakable will and an overflowing energy.
Through testimony from family and friends such as singer Ben Harper, actress Naomi Watts or director Ang Lee, “I am Heath Ledger” enters the universe of this gifted actor, an integral artist also behind the camera.
This documentary offers personal images in which we see how the actor prepared his characters, his endless sessions in front of the mirror rehearsing actions and a certain addiction to work through the camera that always accompanied him. This mixture of energy and unwavering will was what made him one of the most important actors of his generation, and also an important person for those who loved him.
Runtime: 90 min
Direction: Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray
Screenplay: Hart Snider
Cinematography: Shaun Lawless
OST: David Ramos
Cast: Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn