A story of two brothers and their creation of the first motion picture exhibition.


Michael Regalbuto (screenplay), Nick Regalbuto (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Narrator
Ronald Guttman ... Antoine
Henri Lubatti ... Auguste
Matthew Wolf ... Louis Lumiere
John Rea John Rea ... The Boy
Thomas R. Martin ... John Kilpatrick
Victor of Aquitaine ... Kilpatrick's Assistant (as Victor Fischbarg)
Philippe Bergeron ... Victor
Suzan Crowley ... Josephine
Melanie Cruz ... Rose
Terra Dean Terra Dean ... Marguerite
Desmond Dean Desmond Dean ... Baby
Time Winters ... Joseph Niepce
Terry Borton Terry Borton ... Magic Lantern Operator
Larry Reinhardt-Meyer Larry Reinhardt-Meyer ... Thomas Edison


The 1800's were a time of invention and exploration. Science, chemistry and ingenuity were rapidly changing the way we lived. Inventors were racing to develop the unimaginable; from the light bulb, to the telephone, to the printing press. It was also the beginning of motion pictures. In the early 1890's Thomas Edison had the edge over all inventors with his latest invention: The Kinetiscope; 'a moving picture viewing machine.' The device, however, could only be viewed by one person at a time. This story focuses on two brothers, Auguste & Louis, a pair of young inventors who dream of making images big enough for the whole world to see. Based on a true story, La Premiere tells the exciting tale of the invention of cinema as we know it. A story about possibility and believing that with hard work and vision, you can make the impossible possible. Written by Anonymous

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A True Story About Persistence of Vision.


Short | History






English | French

Release Date:

26 August 2009 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$470,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Loaded Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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