Telsa Contest: Win a Nikola Telsa Bobblehead!

Telsa Bobblehead

A little over a month ago, we first teased the upcoming movie Telsa, which hits theaters and VOD this coming Friday. The film, which is directed by Michael Almereyda, debuted earlier this year to raving reviews at the Sundance Film Festival!

Telsa tells the story of brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla, played by Ethan Hawke, and his uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.


In celebration of Telsa‘s release, we have a fun and quirky giveaway from Royal Bobbles for you – we’re giving away (2) Nikola Telsa bobbleheads!

Nikola Telsa Bobblehead

This Royal Bobbles Nikola Telsa bobblehead shows Tesla’s Tesla coil, induction motor, and a glow-in-the-dark light bulb!

All you need to do to enter to win:

  1. Leave a comment below with your thoughts on the film’s trailer
  2. Be a U.S. resident

Winners will be announced in the comment section here (and via email) on Friday, August 28th!

Good luck!

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  1. My son and I watched the trailer with great excitement. He idolizes Tesla and dreams of being an engineer, inventor, and innovator. The trailer created a sense of excitement for both of us, and now we are anxiously waiting to watch the whole film together. We need more films like this to show the next generation that they are the future innovators who will change our world through experimentation and exploration.

  2. Love Tesla! He was light years ahead of his time and I look forward to the movie – he doesn’t get nearly the credit he deserves.

  3. Hopefully this film will finally give Tesla the credit that he has truly never recieved up to this point in history.

  4. Very interesting. Kind of Baz Luhrman in its approach. Like a period piece with a touch of modern like laptops and cell phones.

  5. Looks Amazing! History with a modern twist.. Can’t Wait for the release!!

  6. The cinematography looks beautiful. I definitely wasn’t expecting the era-bending!

  7. Great historical personality, a pity that he was wronged but it is still time to recognize his merits. I hope the film represents you in the right way.

  8. I love Tesla.. such a beautiful soul.. and such a sad ending to his life.. The trailer makes me hope that the film will tell the story without too much embellishment.

  9. This movie is high on my priority list. I want to see how he unfairly got over shadowed by Thomas Edison. What’s ironic is I live right near the Tesla plant in Reno, Nevada.

  10. Looks good to me. I didn’t even recognize Ethan Hawke as Telsa. He definitely looks the part.

  11. The guy just did not get the credit he deserves. A brilliant mind who was far ahead of his time. The movie looks good, and I’ll be sure to see it.

  12. The trailer shows how a genius can be waylaid by good intentions and naivety. Very good trailer.

  13. The time switch from present to past, (woman using laptop to look up Tesla) threw me off.
    I would have to see the whole film to see how that technique works out

  14. I am glad to see this fascinating inventor is getting his story told to a new generation.

  15. The film looks to be well done Tesla was a amazing guy also glad it is on IFC they don’t do fluffy movies

  16. I am excited to see the film is being made as it is long overdue. I am a huge fan of Tesla and his theories and believe he discovered more than we even know.

  17. The trailer was wonderfully put together. I am very excited to see this movie!!!!

  18. I can’t wait to watch this movie. I’ve been fascinated by Tesla most of my life!

  19. I can’t wait to watch this movie. I’ve been fascinated by Tesla most of my life! This trailer looks incredible!

  20. Great job on the trailer. I love Ethan Hawke and I hope sometime in the near future, I will feel comfortable going to the movies.

  21. History! This is where you learn. The movie is great and needs to be seen by everyone!

  22. My thought is that the film should have come out years ago and acknowledged the accomplishments of Tesla as compared to his competitors who in the past were given all the credit. It looks like an engaging film with great costumes and period pieces with new spins on telling a biography.

  23. I have always been fascinated with Tesla. He was a brilliant man ahead of his times!
    The trailer makes me even more excited to see this movie.

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