In this personal film, Alyssa Bolsey delves into her family’s history to uncover the story of the Bolex 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.

Independent feature documentary

World Premiere at DocNYC

Directed by Alyssa Bolsey

Associate Producer: Laura Stoddard

© 2019 Laura E. Stoddard