New York, NY, July 17, 2018 – Celebrating the life of this beloved actor and humanitarian, the original documentary “I Am Paul Walker” chronicles the charismatic and massively popular movie star whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident that devastated his fans, family, and friends. Walker’s family opens up for the first time to share untold stories and never-before-seen family footage in the film, which premieres Saturday, August 11 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Paramount Network.

“I Am Paul Walker” explores the life and career of the enormously popular actor who won over audiences the world over. The documentary features exclusive family footage and interviews with Walker’s closest network of family and friends, including Fast and Furious franchise costar Tyrese Gibson and director Rob Cohen, Running Scared director Wayne Kramer, both of Walker’s parents, his brothers Cody and Caleb and his sister Ashlie. The film provides an intimate journey through Walker’s childhood on the beaches of sunny California and his rise to action movie superstardom. The documentary also explores Walker’s prolific film career and showcases a side of Walker few knew – from his passion for the world’s oceans and marine life to helping rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake and subsequently establishing his disaster relief NGO, Reach Out Worldwide.

This documentary, directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, is the latest from Network Entertainment’s award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray, who has previously produced films on such iconic figures as JFK Jr, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Heath Ledger, Bruce Lee and Chris Farley.

Along with Murray, “I Am Paul Walker” is Executive Produced by Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, Caleb Walker and Adam Consolo. Paramount Network’s Jon Slusser and Jaimee Kosanke also serve as Executive Producers.

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I Am Paul Walker

"I Am Paul Walker" is a feature-length documentary film exploring the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise. 

"I Am Paul Walker" premieres Saturday, August 11 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Paramount Network.

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