Beyond the Bolex

  • November 12, 2018

13 years in the making, I’m thrilled to help Director Alyssa Bolsey bring her film, BEYOND THE BOLEX, to fruition.

…huge thanks to Doc NYC for the World Premiere!

The Bolex camera has been a trusty tool for filmmakers since its introduction in the 1920s. In this personal film, Alyssa Bolsey delves into her family’s history to uncover the story of the camera’s inventor, her great-grandfather, Jacques Bolsey. A Russian refugee living in neutral Switzerland during WWI, Bolsey developed the iconic Bolex as a way to democratize image-making. Archival footage and interviews with renowned filmmakers who still swear by Bolsey’s invention offer an ode to the man and his movie camera.