In case you haven’t heard yet, Keanu Reeves has produced a documentary exploring photochemical filmmaking and the digital process that has been challenging the established medium.
Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or just a movie buff, you just can’t deny that times are steadily and significantly changing for movie making. Filmmakers have been caught between the romantic photochemical filmmaking and the practical digital process that has emerged to challenge it.
Seeking to explore this dilemma, actor Keanu Reeves has produced a documentary called SIDE BY SIDE. Together with director Chris Kenneally, Reeves started the documentary some time in July 2010, and worked on it for about 18 months. Released on August 17, 2012 and distributed by Tribeca Film, the documentary seeks to answer (as indicated by the poster above) the crucial question, “Can film survive our digital future?”
To help bring light to both sides of this rather debatable topic, Reeves brings together some of the biggest names in filmmaking, including James Cameron, David Lunch, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese. We think it’s a potentially eye-opening work that could help us understand the future of film.
The last time we told you about the actor-producer's project, the documentary was in post-production and set to premiere in February 2012. Now, you can watch the trailer below or an interview by HITFIX where Keanu Reeves tells more about SIDE BY SIDE.