‘Keeper Of Time’: Teaser Trailer For Full-Length Documentary Featuring Independent Watchmakers Maximilian Büsser, François-Paul Journe, Philippe Dufour, And Roger Smith
A two-and-a-half-minute trailer was recently released for the forthcoming documentary Keeper of Time. The film primarily follows four independent watchmakers: Maximilian Büsser (MB&F), François-Paul Journe (F.P. Journe), Philippe Dufour, and Roger Smith.
It also features interviews by scholars in physics, physiology, and philosophy as well as primarily New York City-based watch industry observers and weaves related topics about time into its fabric.
The film produced and directed by New York City-based Michael Culyba is expected to be entered into film festivals in late winter/spring 2021, with possible announcements of theatrical release thereafter.
“I purchased my first mechanical watch five years ago and immediately became fascinated by the micro-engineering and beautiful craftsmanship that went into making a fine timepiece,” explained director and producer Culyba. “After the horological bug bit me the next question was, ‘What exactly are these devices measuring? What exactly is time?’ That’s when I had the idea of making a film that captured both the romance of watchmaking and the deeper questions about our relationship with time.”
Culyba has been editing documentary films for more than 17 years; Keeper of Time represents his directorial debut. The film’s executive producers – a position that usually liaises between a film’s financiers and producers and/or may contribute to the budget – include John Reardon and Eric Ku, both of whom deal in high-quality vintage timepieces in the United States.
For more information, please see www.keeperoftimemovie.com.