Trevor Wright's short film animation "The Key" is a stunning portrayal of despair, doubt, suport and discovery using the themes of light and dark. Trevor will be known to South Australians as youth worker at Sunset Rock UC and half (with Grant Wildman) of the former clown duo "Rivet and Tuft". In recent years Trevor has turned his hand to film, directing the short film "Train Runner" which was a finalist in the 2006 "Short Screen" Awards in SA, and won the award for best sound design.
The Key is filmed with marionettes and has no dialogue. It was filmed on a tiny set using HD still cameras (Canon I think..) The story unfolds slowly and gently, and the vieweer if left to ponder their own place in the symbolic narrative. Perhaps the ending is a bit obvious, but as a metaphor for liberation (of some kind), it seems both inevitable and necessary.
Trevor's film company is called Peel Media. He has submitted the film in a number of festivals overseas and it has done pretty well. The film has recently been included in a resource kit for exploring Christian faith produced by the Uniting Church SA. The SA Synod had copies of the film produced on DVD to give to congregations
Here's a preview of the film: