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Keanu Reeves – thoughts on life

By - Richard - 4th February 2022

In an interview with the Guardian in December 2021, actor Keanu Reeves reflected on the decades of his professional career that came after The Matrix in 1999. Each passing year reminded him of the turning wheel of an audio tape. “When you’re young, you have a big old reel of that tape left, right? And so it appears to revolve slowly. Then, time passes, and there’s less and less tape left on the reel. It spins faster. It spins faster.”

It’s a beautiful analogy which inspired me to make this short video about the passing of time.

Keanu Reeve’s brilliant analogy also reminds me of Robert De Niro’s quote that, “Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait”.

About the Author

Richard Nicholls - Managing Director

Before launching Swift Films, Richard worked as a broadcast TV director and editor, working on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

A multi-skilled and technically-minded filmmaker, Richard is equally at home coming up with creative concepts as he is on location filming or pulling footage together in the edit suite.

Richard is a member of Independent Producers Scotland and has a love of cats, football, chocolate and Film Noir (in that order).