Adam Nimoy’s documentary For the Love of Spock has been picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures. The documentary directed by Adam Nimoy premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and provides an inside look at the life of beloved Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi TV series, For the Love of Spock will be opening in theaters and available on demand beginning September 9th.
The documentary raised nearly $663,000 during its Kickstarter campaign, setting a new record for the most-funded documentary. Commenting on the film’s pick up by Gravitas and its opening release date, Adam Nimoy stated, “I’m very excited about the world wide release of this film which celebrates the life of my father Leonard Nimoy and his most iconic role. Gravitas approached us early on during production of For The Love Of Spock and their enthusiasm and commitment to this project was evident from the start.”
“It’s no secret that Star Trek is internationally beloved and has shown the world both on screen and off what it truly means to be a global community,” added Nolan Gallagher, Founder & CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “We are honored to be collaborating with Adam Nimoy and look forward to bringing this film to audiences everywhere during a monumental year in the Star Trek timeline.”
The Plot: The highly anticipated documentary is not only a tribute to the titular character and the actor who portrayed him but also serves as an homage to the dedicated fans who have adored and respected him for decades. For The Love Of Spock celebrates the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy – and his alter ego Mr. Spock – as told by his son, Adam Nimoy, featuring never-before-seen home videos and family photos. Zachary Quinto, William Shatner, George Takei, J.J. Abrams, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Jim Parsons and more join in the celebration revealing why the world holds both Leonard Nimoy and his iconic character so dear and how Star Trek still affects the globe 50 years after it’s origin.