I Am Your Father
Directed byMarcos Cabota and Toni Bestard
Written byToni Bestard & Marcos Cabotá
Produced byPaula Serra
Narrated byColm Meaney
CinematographyNicolás Pinzón and Daniel Torrelló
Edited bySaúl Benejama
Music byTolo Prats
  • IB3
  • Nova Televisió
  • Singular Audiovisual
  • Strange Friends
Release date
  • 20 November 2015 (2015-11-20)
Running time
82 minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

I Am Your Father is a 2015 Spanish documentary film written and directed by Toni Bestard (es) and Marcos Cabotá (es). The film deals with actor David Prowse many years after he played the role of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.[1]


David Prowse is a bodybuilder and actor who famously portrayed the role of Darth Vader in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Unlike most of the other Star Wars stars, however, he is relatively obscure, since James Earl Jones dubbed Vader's voice and Sebastian Shaw portrayed an unmasked Vader (in Return of the Jedi). Prowse lived anonymously in Croydon, a suburb of London.

The story begins when a young filmmaker travels to London to propose that Prowse reshoot scenes from the trilogy, to prove that Prowse could have played Darth Vader in that particular scene. In a symbolic way, the directors, assisted by a group of enthusiastic fans, will try to give Prowse the recognition he never had.

In this documentary, the directors find some clues about the difficult relationship between Prowse and Lucasfilm, suggesting that the reason for their differences was an article published by a British newspaper during the shooting of Return of the Jedi.



The film was developed by production companies IB3, Nova Televisió, Singular Audiovisual, and Strange Friends.[2]


I Am Your Father was originally released in Spain on 20 November 2015.[3] The film was later released internationally through Netflix in September 2016.[4] The film was also featured at the 47th International Film Festival of India in November 2016.[5]


  1. ^ Sancha Rojo, María De (7 October 2016). "'I Am Your Father', el documental español que homenajea al ignorado actor de Darth Vader". El Huffington Post (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ Press, Europa (7 February 2016). "'Sueños de sal ' vuelve a Novelda con un Goya bajo el brazo". ELMUNDO (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ Casas, Quim (17 November 2015). "'I am your father': David Prowse, la estrella más anónima". El Periódico (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ Munar, Jennifer (15 September 2016). "'I am your father' viajará a Estados Unidos y Canadá de la mano de Netflix". Ultima Hora (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Documentary on Darth Vader actor's documentary at Iffi 2016 - Times of India". The Times of India. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.