We’ve been looking forward to this documentary, the latest from Beauty Day director Jay Cheel, for a long time. Now How to Build a Time Machine is about to make its debut at Hot Docs, and there’s this new official trailer to make us even more excited ahead of that premiere.
Check out the official synopsis and new poster below.
How to Build a Time Machine follows two men as they set out on a journey to build their own time machines.
Rob Niosi is a stop motion animator who has spent the last 13 years obsessively constructing a full-scale replica of the time machine prop from the 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. It’s his attempt to recapture the memory of seeing the film in theatres with his father. Dr.Ron Mallett is a theoretical physicist whose story begins with a tragedy. He was only 10 years old when his father died suddenly of a heart attack. Distraught, he sought solace in science-fiction. After reading The Time Machine, Ron dedicated his life to studying physics. He has since become a professor at the University of Connecticut and is now working on building a real time machine in the hopes that he might go back in time to save his father’s life.