All about “Keeper Of Time”, the world’s first watch movie

Taking you into the amazing world of mechanical watchmaking, that’s the movie Time keeper, It premieres at 5:45 p.m. ET on April 28, 2022 at the SVA Theater in New York City. The film will also be streamed live for audiences around the world.

The world’s first feature-length documentary is directed and produced by Michael Culyba. He has been editing documentaries in New York for over 17 years and Time keeper is his first film as a director. It took Culyba four years to make the film.

Other notable figures involved in the project include executive producers John Reardon (a prominent watch auction figure) and Eric Ku (industry expert and vintage watch dealer), co-producer Shelby Siegel ( Emmy Award-winning film and television editor of The Jinx: Life and Death of Robert Durst), directors of photography Ben Wolf (Obit) and Luke Geissbühler (Helvetica, Borat’s next film) and composer Max Avery-Lichtenstein (Tarnation, the son of Jesus).

About the movie

Time keeper is not just a film about time or watches but explores the world of watchmaking while thinking about the philosophy of time, aging and mortality. The 90-minute film traces Culyba’s understanding of the passage of time and its relativity. It tells the story of time that began with sundials, Egyptian clocks and Chinese wooden incense clocks with dragons to more contemporary astronomical clocks and wristwatches. The film also delves into the life, work and motivations of some of the most notable contemporary independent watchmakers such as Philippe Dufour, Roger W. Smith, François-Paul Journe and Maximilian Büsser.

About the first

The world premiere of Time keeper is set to air live from the SVA Theater in New York City on April 28 at 5:45 p.m. ET. All screenings will include an introduction by director Michael Culyba and a Q&A after the screening: “The Allure of Watchmaking and the Notion of Time”.

Moderated by Jack Forster (Editor-in-Chief, Hodinkee), panelists include Benjamin Clymer (Founder, Hodinkee), Michael Friedman (Head of Complications, Audemars Piguet), Gary Shteyngart (Writer/Watch Enthusiast), William Andrewes (Watchmaker/Dial solar Architect), William Massena (founder, Massena LAB), Brittany Nicole Cox (antique watchmaking, Memoria Technica) and director Michael Culyba.

For more information about the movie, visit the official website here.

Header image courtesy: Instagram @keeperoftime