Synopsis: Based on real events which saw two lighthouse keepers stranded for months at sea in a freak storm, the film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.
Whilst working at Dogs of Annwn as a development producer, we shot the Welsh BAFTA award winning feature film THE LIGHTHOUSE. Co-written and directed by Chris Crow and produced by David Lloyd, the film is an intense psychological thriller based on the true story of the Small Island Lighthouse tragedy. I came on board to assist with the development of the script and then worked on it as Production Manager during the shoot and helped in post production, completing some of the VFX shots.
Co-funded by BBC Films, The National Lottery, Edicis, Film Cymru Wales and S4C, we filmed it in a disused warehouse in Cardiff Bay where we built and interior and exterior set of the wooden lighthouse and erected an enormous green screen which would later be digitally replaced with views of stormy skies and sea. Dogs of Annwn handled all the VFX in house, quite and accomplishment given the complexity and limited time and budget. It went on to win a Welsh BAFTA for best VFX in 2016.
“The Lighthouse is the best Welsh film of the year. It’s a tense psychological drama where the greatest danger lurks inside the imagination.” – Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia.
“An effectively told story with an introspective ontological curiosity, it champions the intelligence and integrity of genre cinema, while managing to not sacrifice itself as a well told yarn.” – Paul Risker, Film Frame.
“The Lighthouse is a welcome beacon of quality in a genre often happy to rely on cheap tricks and easy scares and offers so much more, amply rewarding those who are willing to embrace its blunt and brittle world.” – Paul Mount, Starburst Magazine.