Tim’s Vermeer: Art Mystery? Tim Jenison’s Journey

Tim’s Vermeer: Art Mystery? follows the journey of Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography?

The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.   Spanning eight years and edited from over 2400 hours of footage, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.

Directed by Teller, “Tim’s Vermeer” was produced by Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler and features Tim Jenison, Penn, David Hockney, Philip Steadman and Martin Mull.  Executive producer, Peter Adam Golden.

Sony Pictures Classics releases “Tim’s Vermeer” in early 2014.

Running time: 80 minutes.