Thomas Dolby's mission for "The Invisible Lighthouse" reads like a nomad on a boyish journey, using adult capabilities, capturing picturesque images. The film introduces us to the land Dolby originates, providing intriguing pieces of information about his home life and his own family tree. His camera lens works as a looking glass into places he dwelt as a young child, getting in touch with his world, turning him into a seasoned explorer.
Through "The Invisible Lighthouse," Dolby is in search of truth as he revisits the past, focusing on the nostalgic lighthouse of his childhood, and celebrating more recent accomplishments of Dolby's career as an award winning artist. Dolby masterfully documents images in "confessional style," using footage from his iPhone, and other average consumer cameras bought through Amazon and Ebay, from the perspective of his recollection rather than that of a hired filmmaker's, personalizing the film.
Dolby and live Foley artist, Blake Leyh, known for his work on popular shows like "The Wire," and movies like "The Abyss" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" captures the essence of the film with his smoke, lights, and sound effects. You feel not like a mere spectator, but as though you are along for the ride, sharing memories, feeling the sense of loss while the land around the lighthouse slowly disappears under the rising ocean tides, holding your breath for the last few moments of the lighthouse.
"The Invisible Lighthouse" is a journey exploring the link between the island's local UFO folklore with national government conspiracies, and Dolby's own family tree, which goes back three to four generations on the island where Dolby resides with his family today.
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