In cinemas around the world on November 28, I AM BOLT will give audiences a unique portrait of the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. With unprecedented access to the Olympic and sporting legend as he trains, travels, races and relaxes, the film also spotlights Bolt’s other roles as best friend, teammate and son. I AM BOLT will be available on Digital HD and On Demand on November 29, 2016 and on DVD on December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
With unparalleled access to all facets of his life on and off track, audiences will see for the very first time what being Usain Bolt is really like – from his grueling training schedule, major setbacks and challenges he faces in order to achieve his dreams on the global stage to his downtime with friends and family.
Featuring archive footage from Bolt’s youth, in-depth interviews with those closest to him – his parents, best friends, agent, coach and fellow athletes – and fascinating footage shot by the man himself over a legacy-defining period in his career and life, I AM BOLT offers an intimate portrayal of a globally adored icon.
Commenting on the film’s forthcoming release, Bolt said: “My aim with making this film is to show people how my life really is… What I’ve been through to get me where I am today, the ups and the downs, and an insight into what I am thinking and feeling. I know a lot of people around the world feel like they know me already but I’m excited for everyone to see the real me in I AM BOLT.”
The Triple Treble Olympic Gold medalist will mark his silver screen debut on November 28 by attending the film’s world premiere in London’s Leicester Square that night while international cinema audiences will be treated to an exclusive interview with Bolt following the main feature presentation.
Filmed on location at the Beijing World Championships, Rio Olympics, London Olympics and in Germany and Jamaica, I AM BOLT is produced by Fulwell 73, the creators of acclaimed documentaries Class of ’92 and In the Hands of the Gods, in association with Doyen Global. Co-directed by Gabe Turner and Ben Turner, I AM BOLT is produced by Leo Pearlman, Executive Produced by Simon Oliveira, Matthew Kay, Ricky Simms and Nugent Walker and distributed internationally by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group.