On January 23rd and 24th, masterIT, as a charter member, hosted two Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club events at The University of Memphis and Memphis Botanic Garden for over 450 participants. The featured guest and speaker was writer/director Tom Shadyac. His career was launched in 1994 with the Jim Carrey smash hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In the years that followed, Shayac would establish himself as one of the most prolific comedy directors in Hollywood while working with some of the biggest names in the business. Huge hits such as Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, and Patch Adams, have helped establish Shadyac as one of Hollywood’s most successful writer/director/producers.
In his latest project, a documentary entitled I AM, Shadyac asks some of today’s most profound thinkers, two questions: What’s wrong with this world, and what can we do about it? Shadyac’s enthusiastic depiction of the brighter side of human nature and reality, itself, is what distinguishes I AM from so many well-intentioned, yet ultimately pessimistic, non-fiction films. While he does explore what is wrong with the world, the film’s overwhelming emphasis is focused on what we can do to make it better. Shadyac comments, ” The solution starts with a deeper transformation that must occur in each of us. I AM isn’t as much about what you can do, as who you can be. And from that transformation of being, action will naturally follow.”
For more on Tom Shadyac and the documentary I AM : http://www.iamthedoc.com/
Watch the video of the event below: