August 4, 2011
This post is sponsored by Santander
We all have our little eccentricities, our passions, and this short film titled ‘The Keeper’ is a funny little documentary about a man with a passion for collecting. However, unlike most people who ‘collect’ the man doesn’t seek out model trains, coins or even beer mats. No, this collection consists of debit card statements – which makes it the perfect little film for banking giant Santander.
I have to confess that, while I find this behaviour a tad odd, I could do with taking a leaf out of this man’s scrap book and storing all of my debit and credit card statements because, when it comes to doing my self-assessment, I can get into an awful mess trying to track down what payment was for what item. Plus, as someone with many visible obsessions and a passion for collecting, I can see where this collecting habit is coming from.
The short film was the MOFILM winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and was created for Santander by Chris Bailey and Jake Naish. MOFILM gives help to people who want to break into the film business by putting them in contact with some of the world’s biggest brands, who provide the financial backing for projects that would otherwise never have happened. This results in some truly delightful little films from some very talented filmmakers, all with a twist or a point to make.
What is really touching about this short film is that doesn’t attempt to ridicule the subject, or to make him a figure of fun – as so many genuine documentary programs currently airing in TV do so often.
Have a watch and see what you think of The Keeper.