Some of you may not know The Peoples Movies (& Cinehouse) HQ is based in Paisley, Near Glasgow but we’re proud of our roots which spread across Scotland, England and Ireland, Australia. We share a connection with Gerard Butler, also from our hometown and today we share you the first image from Keepers.
Award-winning Danish filmmaker Kristoffer Nyholm (Taboo, The Killing) directs Butler, alongside fellow Scottish actor Peter Mullan and newcomer Connor Swindells as a trio of lighthouse keepers, pitted against each other on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Below is the first official image which sees Butler, Mullan and Swindells protecting their Lighthouses…
The film has just wrapped after a six week shoot on location in Dumfries and Galloway. A total of three lighthouses across the region has been used to depict the imposing, solitary building at the heart of the story.
In Keepers, it’s set on an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, three lighthouse keepers arrive for their six week shift. As Thomas (Mullan), James (Butler) and Donald (Swindells) settle into their usual, solitary routines, something unexpected and potentially life-changing occurs- they stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep. Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? A boat appears in the distance that might hold the answer to these questions… What follows is a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces loyalty – and fed by isolation and paranoia, three honest men are led down a path to destruction.