Drawn into the unforeseen

A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory.

Made up of over 14,000 photographs, The Lighthouse is a neo noir stop motion animation crafted by two hands over the course of 7 years.

Total running time: 11 min 20 sec

Festivals and Awards

Holland Animation Film Festival 2016

Short of the Week

Cartoons On The Bay 2016

Athens Animfest 2016

NonStop Barcelona 2016

Animation Block Party 2016

La Guarimba Film Festival 2016

Hiroshima 2016

The Smalls Festival 2016

Stop Motion Montréal 2016

Encounters Festival 2016

Animart Festival 2016

Animasyros 2016

Gesticulation 2016

Balkanima 2016

Mercado 3D Wire 2016

Heart of Gold 2016

Kerry Film Festival 2016

Banjaluka 2016

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016

Chicago International Childrens Film Festival 2016

Gdańsk International Animation Film Festival 2016

Sulmona International Film Festival 2016

Leeds International Film Festival 2016

Foyle Film Festival 2016

ASIFA One Day Animation Festival 2016

Miami Short Film Festival 2016

El Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Hayah 2016

London International Animation Festival 2016

Roanne Animation Short Film Festival 2017

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival 2017

Mecal Pro | Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival 2017

Doc Sunback Film Festival 2017

Scruffy City Film & Music Festival 2017


shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 2017

The making

Ready and action? Actually there is more stop than motion to creating a stop motion film. Take a look at some of the work that went into making The Lighthouse:


This kit includes amongst others: a logline, a synopsis, several high-res stills, the credits, and some making-of photographs. For press inquiries please contact Trim Tab.