Synopsis: A psychological drama centered around world-famous turn-of-the-century British photographer, Eadweard Muybridge who photographed nude and deformed subjects, became the godfather of cinema, murdered his wife's lover, and was the last British-American to receive the justifiable homicide verdict.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kyle Rideout
  17 wins & 30 nominations.
104 min




It wants to be faster.

Number three...

Three wants more distance.

Or something crawling under the wire.

Gentlemen and ladies,

the extraordinary,

the incomparable,

the father of photography,

I give you Mr. Eadweard Muybridge!

Thank you.

I don't really have much to say...

I only wanted to show you this.

Excuse me.

Excuse me.

This... is life.

Only to be repeated again

and again,

and again...

And again.

Thank you.

You just showed them magic.

I'm simply a photographer.

Well, I've dabbled,

and ask my wife,

my photos of our hounds

are definitely not magic.

Let me ask you something.

What made you think of using 12 cameras?

12 chances to win Stanford's bet.

- And all over a bet you've

discovered motion? - Discovered?

- Now, how do you discover something

that's always been? - True.

I'm just an amateur, but you know what

would make your images even better?

No, I don't.

The sound of the hooves.


Now, why would we need that?

That's life.

It's the opera.


Right, well...

I will think about it.




And this is...




I came to hire Mr. Muybridge

to take my portrait.

Ah, well, I only do horses.

Surely photographing a lady

is easier than a horse.


Or I could gallop, if that would

make you more comfortable.

You know, when I was little,

my father...

when I was little, my father taught

me how to use a pinhole camera.

I think my photos might

have rivalled these.

Where was this one?

North Alaska.

Really Alaska?

Or British Columbia.

I want to go there.

Let me see.

Yes, that's British Columbia.

I can smell the air there.

Those are chemicals.

It's so fresh.



That right there, is now gone.

What is?

That moment. I missed it.

Everything slips by,

whoosh, whoosh, whoosh...

- I want to capture it,

before it's all gone. - Sit.


Would like to see the in- between,

to see what's invisible.

I can't stop,

and it's never enough.

When is enough enough?

I couldn't tell you.

I always seem to want more.

Do you know what I mean?

Yes, I do.


If I could keep a camera on you, Flora,

for the rest of your life...

Yes, that's better.

I've decided

I'm not going to grow old.

It's repulsive.


It's all right.


It's done.

Hey, Eadweard, come here.


I used too much magnesium.

Yes. Magnificent.

You're watching me.

I couldn't sleep.

Try harder.

I can't stop looking at you.

This line here, those lines there,

these lines...

You have good bones.

I can't stop looking at this line,

this line, these lines.

Stop. Stop...


What are you doing?

Saying hello to my boy.

A boy?


There's no one there.

You're as crazy as all get out.

Eadweard, I have to fess up,

after I saw you take those horse photos,

I travelled all the way

from San Francisco to here,

plotting different ways

to be alone with you,

and then I just came up and asked.

Is that strange?


- Well, you're probably a bad

judge of strange. - Yes.

Where are we going next?

You are married.

I can marry again.

I was young, I was 16.

I can pick my life now, I know that.

You can?

Eadweard, I am the most

interesting person

you have ever met,

and I'm yours...

And you're all mine.

The end.

The end.

So white...

Mister clouds.

What is all this?

Why did it happen?

I didn't shave.



I hate that you make me ask.

Your hair.

Changing color, turning white?

Maybe you just got old instantly.


I guess things happen.

Don't make much sense.

There was a boy

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Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is a Canadian actor, producer and writer. He produced, co-wrote and acted in Public Schooled starring Judy Greer, Russell Peters, Grace Park and Daniel Doheny which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. He received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016, as cowriter with Kyle Rideout of the film Eadweard; he also had a supporting role in the film as Thomas Edison.As a stage actor in Canada, his roles have included Michael Darling in a 1988 production of Peter Pan, Charlie in Marvin's Room, Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Joey in Pal Joey, LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Leo Bloom in The Producers, one of the gangster pastry chefs in The Drowsy Chaperone, Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Barnaby in The Matchmaker, Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, and Lensky in Onegin. He won Jessie Theatre Richardson Awards for his acting as Barfee and Lensky.He has also appeared in guest roles on the television series The X-Files, Breaker High, So Weird and Package Deal, and as a chorus dancer in the 2007 film Hairspray. He has also written two one-man plays, Walking Away and Wow, I Didn't Know She Was Jewish. more…

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