There probably isn't a person on the planet, who doesn't have something in the past that they would like to change. Time travel has been part of the public imagination for decades and has been a key element of science fiction films, such as The Time Machine, Back to the Future, and Looper. How to Build a Time Machine looks at two separate approaches to the titular subject, one being the reconstruction of the time machine prop and the other being the research into real scientific time travel. Both stories are joined together the immense passion and dedication of Rob Niosi and Ron Mallet, as they try to achieve their dreams.
How to Build a Time Machine is the second documentary by filmmaker Jay Cheel (Beauty Day) and there is quite a notable technical improvement from his last film. The film features some exquisite and well-edited cinematography, as well as a great soundtrack. How to Build a Time Machine is filled with much humor and heart and it ends up being a very inspirational story that will make you believe that anything is possible, including time travel.