The World’s First Computer
A historical and scientific investigation telling the extraordinary story of how the ancient Greeks built a computer 2,000 years ago.
Set against the glorious backdrop of classical Greece, this Grierson-nominated film follows the international research team who finally solved the puzzle of the ‘Antikythera Mechanism’.
Scientific breakthroughs illustrated with stunning graphics and reenactments, reveal a trail of mysterious numbers that solved the conundrum of the gears – a real life Da Vinci code set in ancient Greece.
- DIRECTOR Mike Beckham
- CINEMATOGRAPHY Steve Gray
- RESEARCH Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
- EDITOR Simon Ruben
- MUSIC Stephen Daltry, Stefanos Konstantinidis
- PRODUCER Tony Freeth (Images First Ltd)
- ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Rea Apostolides & Yuri Averof
- IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ERT, ARTE, NHK, Roger Hadland, Nikon, National Hellenic Research Foundation