Tom Shadyac is one of Hollywood’s leading comedy directors with his films Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams and Bruce Almighty, grossing nearly 2 billion dollars at the box office. After being exposed to the superficiality of the so-called “good life”, Tom felt empty and void of purpose. It is in 2007, when a traumatic bike accident left him in excruciating pain for several months, that he experienced the epiphany that would change his life: What did he want to say before he went? What would be his legacy? Tom did not know whether he would live much longer due to the severity of his post-concussion syndrome, so he began filming I Am (Watch on Amazon, Itunes or NetFlix) to get to the bottom of two burning questions: What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?
It is my belief that the information and message he shares in the talk below have the actual power to unshackle the root of all the insanity, violence and corruption we see in our world – if we are willing to embody it and take action. Maybe that’s why, despite his success in hollywood, he isn’t one of those “activist” celebrities who are given all the spotlight. Even his amazing book, Life’s Operating Manual, has been given too little attention. It might create a wave of empowerment, of creativity and of personal & collective responsibility a little too strong for the liking of those at the top!