THE TIME KEEPERS OF ETERNITY
NOV 19 11:00PM - 12:30AM
Mr Toomey has an important business meeting in Boston, but he dreads the thought of arriving. The only relief from the screams of his father in his traumatic dreams of childhood, is obsessively tearing paper – ripping it into strips. When he wakes on his flight, there seems to have been a tear in reality as most of the other passengers have vanished. When the survivors land, the airport is eerily empty of life, like a blank page. Something is coming to rip this weird paper purgatory of the mind apart: Monsters only Mr Toomey can confront.
Footage from the 1995 Stephen King TV movie THE LANGOLIERS is edited, printed and animated into a paper nightmare.
“The Timekeepers of Eternity is found footage film appropriation of the LANGOLIERS (1995) the 3-hour TV adaptation of the Stephen King Novel. The Timekeepers of Eternity I mainly a science fiction monster time-travel B-movie, a labour of love and unnecessary obsession, an attempt to discover a film within a film to create the story Mr Toomey deserves, a film made out of paper.
The Timekeepers of Eternity mirrors the central villain’s addiction to ripping paper into the film medium. The found footage is assembled in new order and each frame is printed on paper. With the use of tears, creases and juxtapositions the film is re-photographed; resulting in a moving paper collage that reflects the protagonist’s obsession with torn paper. Through this absolute analogue technique, filmmaker and protagonist slowly merge into a new persona with a common goal, to make sense of the paper nightmare” - Aristotelis Maragkos
UNITED KINGDOM, 2021
DIR. ALAIN FOURNIER
CANADA (QB), 2022