It was a sad day yesterday as family and supporters of the late actor, Heath Ledger mourned his 2008 death resulting from a prescription drug mix up. With nearly ten years since his passing, director Derik Murray has released the official trailer for the documentary about Ledger’s life. The emotional trailer previews never before seen home footage of the Australian actor and exclusive testimonials from his friends, family, and Hollywood peers. With a camera in hand, Ledger is seen taking on the world and documenting his every step. Musician Ben Harper commented,
“Heath was the most alive human and if it wasn’t on the edge, it didn’t interest him.”
Heath Ledger stole our hearts in 10 Things I Hate About You, stimulated us as the Joker in The Dark Knight, and knocked down barriers in Brokeback Mountain. He was a talented actor, director, and artist in every form. Ledger will always be remembered for his free spirit, humility, and natural talent.
The documentary is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23rd. It will screen at select theaters on May 3rd before airing on Spike TV on May 17th at 10:00 p.m.