HBO Documentary Films has acquired worldwide and television streaming rights to the Academy Award-nominated “How Do You Measure A Year?,” a documentary short directed by Jay Rosenblatt, who filmed his daughter Ella on her birthday for 17 years, always asking her the same questions about life and self-perception.
In just 29 minutes, we see how fast time goes by while she grows from a toddler to a wonderful young woman, including all those awkward yet beautiful stages in between. Thanks to the questions that her father asks her, we also witness her journey through self-discovery, acceptance and independence.
This marks an extension of Rosenblatt’s long-time collaboration with HBO, which recently acquired his 2021 documentary “When We Were Bullies,” about an incident he had during his childhood in New York. “I am thrilled HBO has acquired How Do You Measure A Year?, “ said the director. “Given that HBO has debuted two previous films I made with my daughter, and much of my other work, they are the perfect home for this film and for me as a filmmaker.”
HBO Documentary Films stated that “How Do You Measure A Year?” will debut on HBO in June 2023, coinciding with Father’s Day, and it will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
Locomotion Films presents the documentary short, starring Ella Rosenblatt. The film is produced, directed and edited by Jay Rosenblatt, who is also responsible for cinematography along with Thomas Logoreci; color grading is by Robert Arnold, while sound design and mix are by Dan Olmsted; Summers Henderson is the online editor.