During his film career, Reeves has engaged in several forms of artistic expression. Active as a musician for a decade, he played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. Acting onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centre 's production of Hamlet . He wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness , illustrated by Alexandra Grant . He has also produced a documentary, Side by Side , and directed the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi .