Deadline reports that Keanu Reeves’ documentary ‘Side by Side was acquired by Tribeca Film. The production takes viewers back to the beginning of the traditional movie and transitions them to the era of the digital technology.
Like many of his colleagues, Keanu Reeves is tired of acting in movies, so he decided to focus on producing his own movies. Much to our surprise, the movie star is not interested in fictional stories, but rather in documentaries. His latest motion picture ‘Side by Side’ is, in fact a representation of the various stages that the movie has gone through since the first film until today.
Digital filmmaking was adopted 20 years ago and it has revolutionized the industry ever since. Reeves makes a detailed analysis of this technique by taking interviews from Hollywood masters, such as, Danny Boyle, James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars Von Trier, The Wachowskis, and many more.
The world premiere of the movie will be hosted during the Berlin International Film Festival. Filmgoers will be able to watch the film this summer as Tribeca Films plans to release it by then. The motion picture will be used as a material for schools and colleges because the documentary is very useful for those who want to be a part of the movie industry.
Chris Kenneally, the director of ‘Side by Side’ told the press that the replacement of the photochemical films with digital ones has completely transformed the process of making movies. The change is all the more important as traditional movies have been used for more than one hundred years.
Nancy Schafer, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises stated that Keanu Reeves used to impress people with his acting skills and now he is able to show everyone that he has other talents, as well. His passion for the state of the film itself proved fans that Reeves is a multi-talented actor. The negotiation was made between Tribeca Film’s Nick Savva, Director of Acquisitions and producer Justin Szlasa and attorney Marc Simon.