Thanks to your votes, the documentary “The Jacques Bolsey Project” won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest.
Congratulations to director Alyssa Bolsey. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Sundance Institute.
Here’s what the project’s about:
This documentary is a real life “Hugo” story. In 2004, a film student stumbles upon some boxes that had belonged to her great-grandfather and had been sitting in the basement for decades since his sudden death. She discovers that he was the inventor of the Bolex camera, one of the most iconic cameras of all time. Who was this forgotten man, with hundreds of inventions, three last names and an archive of drawings and plans? A story of a Renaissance man who was trying to shape the world to his vision in a bitter fight against his own mortality.
Four more Projects of the Day coming this week, with the next vote on Friday. Want your project to be considered? Tell us all about it.