Doctor Who Am I

Doctor Who Am I – new documentary trailer and DVD (updated)

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There are a number of further chances to see the film on the big screen. 

(Updated 03/11/22): The Doctor Who documentary continues its theatrical roll out across the UK. New dates include Monday 7th November in Light Cinemas and Thursday 10th November in Picturehouse Cinemas.

Doctor Who Am I November 2022 cinema dates

For the US, the film will be screened at this year’s Chicago TARDIS  and L.I.Who conventions in November. You can keep up with further announcements on the Doctor Who Am I Facebook page.

The documentary also gets a UK home format release, on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, on November 28th.

Previous updates…

(Updated 30/09/22): Doctor Who Am I‘s theatrical showings have shifted to October 27th.

Further to the recent news, it appears that the cinema release of the Doctor Who Am I documentary will now take place on Thursday October 27th, 2022. This places them on the eve of the film’s home formats release date of 28th November.

The film is listed at Vue Cinemas across England, Scotland and Wales, with a start time of 7.30 pm.

There are 11 venues showing the film: Basingstoke – Festival Place, Bedford, Bolton – Cribbs Causeway, Cardiff, Edinburgh – Omni Centre, Leeds – The Light, London – Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush), Manchester Printworks, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Swansea.

Speaking about the film, co-director (and Doctor Who TV Movie scribe) Matthew Jacobs said:

Now, more than ever, we need a positive movie about Doctor Who fandom as we move towards the show’s 60th Anniversary. We’re so excited that Kaleidoscope [the film’s distributor], like audiences have, recognise that our documentary is essential viewers for all lovers of storytelling.”

If you can’t make it to a showing, the film is available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray and on digital download.

(Updated 12/09/22): Further to the film’s successful premiere at this year’s Sci-Fi London, and news of an upcoming UK theatrical release, Doctor Who Am I is to be released on DVD.

The documentary, which chronicles writer Matthew Jacobs’ return to the world of Doctor Who years after he penned the TV movie, will now be available for fans to own.

Doctor Who Am I

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution/ Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment are releasing the 80 minute film and they have their own trailer too:

Doctor Who Am I arrives in select UK cinemas from Thursday 13th October 2022.

It then lands on DVD and digital formats on 7th November – pre-orders are open at both and Zavvi.

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Doctor Who Am I – documentary film to premiere at Sci-Fi London

The film follows TV Movie writer Matthew Jacobs as he heads into American fandom. 

The documentary film Doctor Who Am I will premiere at the Sci-Fi London Festival. Following Matthew Jacobs, writer of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie, it sees him re-engage with Doctor Who fandom.

The TV Movie, a US/UK co-production which launched Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, met with limited success stateside on broadcast. In the UK, it gathered a respectable audience of 9.87 million viewers on BBC One.

The documentary has been in gestation for some time, with Jacobs referencing it on his blog back in February 2015.

Here’s the synopsis:

Documentary filmmaker, Vanessa Yuille (in her debut feature) follows friend and co-director, Matthew Jacobs (British writer of the 1996 TV movie, Doctor Who) as he is reluctantly pulled back into the fandom that rejected his work 25 years earlier.

The journey not only becomes hilarious and emotionally perilous for the duo but also reveals a touching and quirky face-off between the American Doctor Who fans and Matthew himself.

As they explore the fandom, Matthew unexpectedly finds himself a kindred part of this close-knit, yet vast, family of fans. The documentary deals with the desire to belong to a community, and how people can become nourished and enriched by the experience.

From the trailer, it looks like the 80 minute film offers personal insights into the writing of the TV Movie. It also features Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook and a whole host of cosplaying American fans. Sci-Fi London have confirmed that Matthew Jacobs and Vanessa Yuille will be attending the screening.

Sci-Fi London

The Sci-Fi London Festival takes place on the 19th – 22nd May 2022 at the Picturehouse, Stratford.

Doctor Who Am I screens on Saturday 21st May at 4.15 PM.