Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'Eadweard' About the Very First Filmmaker

July 28, 2015
Source: Deadline

Eadweard Teaser Trailer

"Your mind strings the pictures together and creates life." Whoa. Where did this come from? Deadline has premiered a teaser trailer for an indie biopic called Eadweard, about pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge who some may say was the very first filmmaker ever. He was the man who experimented with motion and multi-camera photography and eventually shot "The Horse In Motion" in 1886, known sort of as one of the very first movies ever made. Michael Eklund plays Eadweard and he's kind of a quirky proto-hipster, with a beard and a passion for vintage cameras. But this actually looks really, really good with some excellent attention to deal and an interesting story about an inventor. I am curious to see it as soon as I can.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Kyle Rideout's Eadweard, originally from Deadline (on Vimeo):

Eadweard Teaser

Eadweard Poster

A psychological drama centered around world-famous turn-of-the-century photographer, Eadweard Muybridge who photographed nude and deformed subjects, became the godfather of cinema, murdered his wife's lover, and was the last American to receive the justifiable homicide verdict. Eadweard is directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Kyle Rideout, making his feature debut after a few shorts previously. Screenplay is co-written by both Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this year, and already won the Audience Award at the Maui and Nashville Film Festivals. Deadline says the film is still in need of a US distributor, so we'll have to keep watch for more updates after this. Your thoughts?

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  • It must have been incredible watching the images move at that time. I still find it magical now.
    • shiboleth
      And it always will somehow ... If Hollywood doesn't destroy it ...
  • shiboleth
    There's much more to history of film making. Yes, Muybridge was one of the first, but there were many experiments and many attempts. Still, the guy was also interesting kind of person, it might be cool ... And yes, I miss that part where he films naked woman ...
    Cool. I like the horse movie.
  • FAIL
    Why did they cast Thomas Edison with an obviously Jewish actor? HA HA HA




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