For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood's most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
Ting Poo, Leo Scott
- "From directors Leo Scott and Ting Poo, VAL will feature never-before-seen footage that’s been captured by Kilmer himself over the course of 40 years. Kilmer, who is described in the studio’s press release as “one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors,” has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from home videos made with his brothers to time preparing for “Top Gun” and “Batman Forever.”"
- "This raw, wildly original, and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man."
- "[A] film that's agile and alive - fitting for a portrait of a man who is driven to make art, however he can."
- Hollywood Reporter
- "I have seen more than my share of show business documentaries in every shape and size, every variation of truth and lies, and every name from A to Z, but I have to say I have never seen one quite like VAL."
- Deadline Hollywood Daily
- Cannes Film Festival