7 Years in the Making, Stop Motion Short Film The Lighthouse Premieres Online

After a successful year on the film festival circuit, with over 30 screenings worldwide, the animated film The Lighthouse makes its online premiere on Short of the Week.

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — December 5, 2016 — The Lighthouse is an original stop motion short film by self-taught filmmaker Simon Scheiber. The film tells the tale of a lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery that pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory.

Made up of over 14,000 photographs with an duration of 11 minutes and 20 seconds, the film has been painstakingly crafted over the course of 7 years. Besides writing, building, animating and editing everything by himself, Simon Scheiber financed the production in its entirety with commissioned projects he did next to his debut film.

In its visual language The Lighthouse echoes the love for stop motion classics such as Aardman's Wallace and Gromit as well as decisive black-and-white films of directors such as Béla Tarr.

The Lighthouse, with its poetic story, black and white look, and handmade stop frame technique, appealed to audiences of every age at more than 30 film festivals worldwide, including Leeds International Film Festival, Bristol's Encounters Film Festival, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and the Hiroshima International Animation Festival.


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Making Of

About Simon Scheiber

Born in Austria in 1985, Simon taught himself how to design and animate at a young age. After working for several design studios in Europe, he founded Trim Tab and started working on commissioned and self-initiated projects.


A FILM BY Simon Scheiber (IMDB)

MUSIC BY Nicolas Martin (IMDB)

SOUND & MIX BY Jan Frederik Vogt (IMDB)

MUSIC PERFORMED BY Ensemble Shamhat —Javier Diaz Carrillo, Gabriel Espinosa Gonzalez, Jorge Solano Nivar, Evaristo Pons Femenia, Carlos Oliver Font

5.1 CINEMA MIX BY Jeroen Nadorp (IMDB)

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About Trim Tab

Trim Tab is the studio boutique and workshop of filmmaker and designer Simon Scheiber. Simon directs and produces narrative image work for interactive, digital, broadcast, and out-of-home advertising.