What the press have to say about

Beyond the Bolex

Cinezine Kane

“Enchanting…Beyond the Bolex is both industrial history and the personal story of the Bolsey family. It is also, in a way, a fascinating detective story as Alyssa Bolsey unravels the enigma of a man she never knew but with whom she shares a deep love for the beauty of the analog image.” - Cinezine Kane

SF Weekly

“For cinematic gearheads, the true gem is Alyssa Bolsey’s Beyond the Bolex, in which she investigates the life of her grandfather Jacques, inventor of what some people have called the greatest camera ever.” - SFWeekly


“A wonderful new documentary film…I urge anyone who loves filmmaking, cameras and personal histories to see the film.” – IndiePlex

CBS News

One of “the most notable and recommended” films at DOC NYC...“Beyond the Bolex is, yes, a film history about how a sturdy 16mm camera introduced in the 1920s revolutionized filmmaking for both amateurs and professionals, but it's also a detective story.”

- David Morgan, CBSNews.com

Hammer to Nail

“It all comes together in a fascinating mix, making of Beyond the Bolex not only a great biopic, but also a marvelous celebration of the art of cinema, as well.”

-  Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

Solzy at the Movies

“There’s a lot of love and care that the filmmaker put into this project… There’s an immigrant story to be said here and this speaks to the film’s timeliness in a way.”

- Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies


Highlighted as one of “8 Documentaries to Watch at 2018 DOC NYC”... “Using materials from family photos as well the possibly limitless hours of footage shot from a Bolex, Bolsey paints a picture of the Steve Jobs like inventor/designer.” - Michael Piantini, Vimooz

NY Blueprint

“Archival footage and interviews with renowned filmmakers who still swear by Bolsey’s invention offer an ode to the man and his movie camera.” - NY Blueprint