The Watchmaker

Short creative documentary, 9’, 2016


A poetic portrait of an Iranian watchmaker, whose philosophical musings on craft invite us to reflect with how we engage with time in a fast-paced world. Moving between his colourful pared down home and the streets and windswept marshes of East London, we discover the horologist’s ascetic and beautiful private world.

World Premiere: 59th International Leipzig Festival, Germany

National Premiere: Open Documentary Festival, UK

Grand Jury Prize - Boston International Film Festival
Audience Award - Future Shorts Winter Season 2017  


Best UK short - Open City Documentary Festival
Grand Jury Award - SXSW 2018

Festival screenings

Official selection 59th DOK Leipzig 2016
Official selection 30th SXSW 2017
Official selection 24th Hot Docs 2017
Official selection 14th Boston International Film Festival 2017
Official selection 18th Sarasota Film Festival 2017
Official selection  6th Open City Docs 2017
Official selection 15th London Short Film Festival 2017
Official selection Make More - 16th East End Film Festival 2018

Online publications

The Atlantic 

Director & Producer Cécile Embleton
Camera Cécile Embleton
Co-producer Seemab Gul
Editor Romain Beck
Sound Design Andrej Bako