Feature Documentary
Broadcasters: documentary channel
Distributor: Primitive Entertainment
Student Jury Award, InScience Dutch International Science Film Festival, 2016
Best Documentary, New York Science Fiction Film Festival, 2017
Outstanding Film Award, Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2017
Hot Docs, 2016
DOXA, 2016
Niagara Integrated Film Fest, 2016
SF Doc Fest, 2016
AFI Docs, 2016
Gimli Film Festival, 2016
The Block Film Festival / Logan Film Festival, 2016
Flyway Film Festival, 2016
InScience, 2016
DOC NYC, 2016
Singapore International Film Fest, 2016
New York Sci Fi Film Festival, 2017
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2017
Pariscience, 2017
Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2017
Barrie Film Festival, 2017
Transitions Film Festival, 2017
Salem Film Festival, 2017
Cinedelphia Film Festival, 2017
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, 2017
Roxbury International Film Festival, 2017
Cinecity Brighton Film Festival, 2017
Festival del Mondo, 2018

Project Info:

Believe it or not, I'm from the future and I have come here to try and save your life

Ronald Mallet, Time Traveller

If you could travel through time, where -- or when -- would you go? Would you revisit a fond memory from your childhood? Catch a glimpse of the future? Or would you travel back in time and change something in your past - even if it changed who you are now?

How to Build a Time Machine follows two men, both of whom have set out on a quest to build their own time machines.

Rob Niosi is a stop motion animator who has spent the last eleven years constructing a full-scale replica of the time machine prop from the 1960 film adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novella, The Time Machine.

Ron Mallett is a physicist from the University of Connecticut who was also inspired by H.G. Wells’ story. However, Ron’s machine isn’t a replica. Dr.Mallett believes he has figured out how to build a real, working time machine.