Tuesday 21 February 2012
DVD review: Keeper of the Light (2010)
Philip gets a temporary job as a gofer for Mr Staaff. The job is simple. He´s supposed to deliver goods to a light keeper. But Mr Staaff didn´t tell him why the light keeper never leaves the lighthouse after sunset. Keeper of the Light is written by Tommy Staaff and Robert P. Olsson who also directed the film, it´s a short film with a running time of 25 minutes. It´s made on a limited budget which is evident but it´s stylistically shot in black and white which adds to the atmosphere, it´s well made, has a good and fitting soundtrack. The cast is good There is more emphasis on style than on substance and on that level the film delivers. It manages to create suspense and a sense of creepiness.
This review is based on the DVD released by BigBellyFilm, there are english subtitles available.
Rating. 5½ out of 7. I liked Keeper of the Light, it will be very interesting to see what Tommy Staaff and Robert P. Olsson brings us in the future