We'd like to share with you some past accomplishments and some news:
2016 saw the completion of the 56:38 minute film and over a dozen screenings of it in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City, Yonkers and the United Kingdom.   In 2017, we are looking forward to screenings in New York City, Brussels and Ghent, Belgium and Anaheim, California. 2017 is the 110th anniversary of the invention of Bakelite.
In early November, the All Things Bakelite team, John Maher, Marc Huberman and Hugh Karraker, joined film producer, Joe D'Angerio at the Santa Monica American Film Market for meetings with film distributors. We made contact with some worthy companies and are considering making a distribution deal in the near future.
  • Having had requests to provide a shorter version of the film for classroom use and for industry events, we've created a 20-minute film. It will have its first screening in February 2017.
  • For our website, we made some even shorter films about Lawrence Byck, a chemist that worked for Baekeland in 1910. The films feature interviews with Byck's daughter, Nancy Byck Welch.  The clips can be viewed in the "More About Leo" section.  Also on our website, we've expanded the Links page, created a Timeline and a Blog that welcomes commentary and interaction (if you so choose) and added more photos to the Galleries.

If you have any suggestions or questions, please free to
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We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season.
Hugh and Team All Things Bakelite

 All Things Bakelite Documentary  
A joyous and provocative story about the "father of modern plastics". In 1907, Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian-born American chemist, made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century: Bakelite. It was the first wholly synthetic plastic and it ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that marked the beginnings of our modern industrial age.