Watch: Trailer for Indie Documentary 'How to Build a Time Machine'

April 17, 2016
Source: Vimeo

How to Build a Time Machine Trailer

"Believe it or not, I'm from the future and I've come here to try and save your life." Now this is something quite unique. How to Build a Time Machine is a documentary that follows two different men as they set out on a journey to build their own time machines. One of them is a theoretical physicist, the other is a stop motion animator, and they both seem inspired by The Time Machine book/original movie. This is a very small indie documentary - though I can't really tell if it's a mockumentary with fictional setups designed to feel real, or actually a real doc where they found two people who are really trying to build time machines. It might be the latter. Either way, this looks fascinating and intriguing and worth watching. Take a look below.

Here's the official trailer for Jay Cheel's How to Build a Time Machine, direct from Vimeo:

How to Build a Time Machine Poster

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. How to Build a Time Machine is directed by Canadian filmmaker Jay Cheel, of the film Beauty Day previously. For more info, visit this website. We don't yet have release info for this.

Find more posts: Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer



looks very interesting! Will certainly watch it in the near future or yesterday.

ari smulders on Apr 17, 2016


I'd definitely give this a go. Losing his father at that age must have been brutal.

Carpola on Apr 17, 2016


Yes, can't wait. Alex, I'm surprised you don't know Jay from his movie podcast, Filmjunk. It's definitely not a mockumentary.

Michael Parks on Apr 18, 2016


I love that poster. This sounds pretty good.

DAVIDPD on Apr 19, 2016


I'll watch pretty much anything with time machines in it! The poster is really well made. 🙂

MLTC on Apr 22, 2016

Sorry, new comments are no longer allowed.



Subscribe to our feed -or- daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main account on twitter:
For the latest posts only - follow this one:

Add our updates to your Feedly - click here

Get the latest posts sent in Telegram