Chris Kenneally and the making of ‘Side by Side’

Writer/Director Chris Kenneally discusses the making of Side by Side in this interview by Alexandros Maragos for his blog Momentum.

 

In this video, Chris Keneally discusses his processes behind making the film, what it was like working with Keanu Reeves, the gear & lighting used on the film, shooting locations, matching schedules with 140 other working filmmakers and his advice for young filmmakers.

“The Wachowski’s hadn’t given an interview I think in 10 years or something like that. They were in Berlin, they were working on “Cloud Atlas” and they said sure. They love Keanu, he loves them, it’s a true friendship and respect so we flew out there we set up the cameras in their apartment and shot an interview.”

Kenneally’s  previous work includes True Detective, 13 and The Squid and the Whale.

 

Left to right: director of photography Chris Cassidy, producer Justin Szlasa, director Chris Kenneally, producer/narrator Keanu Reeves

Left to right: director of photography Chris Cassidy, producer Justin Szlasa, director Chris Kenneally, producer/narrator Keanu Reeves

 

Side by Side, a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, which investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. The documentary show’s what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.

 

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Featuring interviews by Keanu Reeves with Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, James Cameron, David Lynch, Richard Linklater, the Wachowski’s, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Greta Gerwig, George Lucas, Lars Von Trier, John Malkovich, Danny Boyle, Walter Murch ACE and many more.

Side by Side is available to watch now on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon and Vudu.

 

 

BTS with Keanu Reeves on 'Side by Side'

BTS with Keanu Reeves on ‘Side by Side’

 

2 Comments

  • Reply June 19, 2014

    Jennifer Kidd

    Great to see some behind the scenes moments from the making of this extraordinary documentary. I am sure this is now must watch viewing for every film 101 course and really for anyone who loves film however it is made. Excellent!

  • Reply June 20, 2014

    Christy Farias Hren

    I could not stop watching this explanation of the film…I can only imagine how compelling the actual film will be! too cool.

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