Directed by Connor Lynch & David Ketterer
Changeover is a short documentary about a Pennsylvanian 35mm cinema film projectionist, Bill Frankhouser. Having spent his whole life working with the 35mm cinema film format, Bill is facing the reality that the cinema industry has now moved irreversibly to digital technology. With no feature films any longer produced in 35mm , the skills he learned from a young age from his father and honed over a lifetime are now obsolete. For small, independent cinema owners like him, the transition will be very costly and means overhauling all the analogue reel-to-reel projection equipment with expensive digital replacements. Changeover is a poignant story, seen from one perspective, of the end of an era in film.