Sunday, August 2, 2015

First Look at the Louis Le Prince Proof of Concept Trailer

 All things have a point of origin, and when it comes to the film industry, many can trace its founding moments back to the late 1800's. A period in which numerous pioneers went toe to toe to in the race to create the first camera to capture moving images. The history books will show notable names that are given the credit for these achievements, namely Edison and theLumière brothers. However, one name scarcely gets mentioned. That is Louis Le Prince, a French inventor who captured the 1st ever moving image in Leeds, England and has been heralded as the father of cinematography since 1930. His single lens camera was set to be patented in the US ahead of some of his main rivals at the time, principally Thomas Edison. But, Le Prince never got to achieve his goal. On September 16th 1890 he boarded a train in his home country of France, and mysteriously vanished, never to be seen again.

UK based creative agency BlackBox Creative and International actor Ashley Tabatabai have teamed up for this new proof of concept trailer that illustrates what the story could look like on the big screen. It explores the dynamic between Le Prince and his wife Elizabeth Whitley and sets the scene for a monumental struggle between the inventor and Thomas Edison. The period set thriller has all the makings of a gripping tale that takes us back to the birth of film.

Check out the official trailer here:

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