The Timekeepers of Eternity

a film by

Greece / 62' / 09/2021 / experimental animation

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.

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Aristotelis Maragkos

Biography

Aristotelis Maragkos is a writer/director whose work focuses on obsessive stories and dealing with the past.  His film experiment with different forms and materials and have screened in festivals around the world including Telluride, Locarno, and Annecy.
Aristotelis watched the Langoliers on television when he was 12 years old.

Filmography

  • Cruiser – short film — 2017
  • A Portrait – animated short documentary — 2014
  • Beatitudes – short film — 2012
  • If you Have No Place to Cry – short film — 2011
  • Into the Garden of Glass and Steel – short documentary — 2010
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Crew

A film by: Aristotelis Maragkos
Sound Design: Lowtronik
Composer: Amulets

Festivals

  • Fantastic Fest, United States (23 – 30 September, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Denver Film Festival, United States (3 – 14 November, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece (4 – 14 November, 2021)
    Greek Competition
  • Sharjah Film Platform, United Arab Emirates (19 – 27 November, 2021)
    Experimental Competition Won: Best Experimental Feature Film
  • Film Maudit 2.0, United States (12 – 23 January, 2022)
    Official Selection
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (23 – 27 March, 2022)
    Opening Film
  • Kaboom Animation Festival, the Netherlands (28 March – 3 April, 2022)
    Feature Competition

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English & Greek: Click here

Trailer: Click here

Press quotes

The Timekeepers of Eternity is an ambitious, unexpected experiment in remixing art with multiple techniques and mediums. It’s a singular vision and a complete story that mines new ideas from a nearly three-decade-old made-for-TV miniseries”
Review: Meagan Navarro – Bloody Disgusting

The Timekeepers of Eternity is a shining example of the infinite creative lifespan of art.”
Review: Noah Ramer – Silver Linings Reviews

“It was the overwhelming, painstaking artistry of director and animator Aristotelis Maragkos that kept me seriously riveted.”
Review: Aundria Parker – Daily Grindhouse

The Timekeepers of Eternity is a combination art cinema project, labor of love, and eerie science fiction/horror tale. It truly needs to be seen to be believed.”
Review: Joseph Perry – Scariest Things

“it takes one of the worst Stephen King adaptations and – just like Toomy – rips it up and reshapes it into something far more interesting.”
Review: Padraig Cotter – Screenrant