The Vanishing

On an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, three lighthouse keepers arrive for their six week shift. As Thomas (Mullan), James (Butler) and Donald (Alwyn) settle into their usual, solitary routines, something unexpected and potentially life-changing occurs- they stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep. Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? A boat appears in the distance that might hold the answer to these questions… What follows is a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces loyalty - and fed by isolation and paranoia, three honest men are led down a path to destruction.

Now On DVD
January 4, 2019 (VOD) March 5, 2019 (DVD)


Rated R for "violence and language."



Saban Films distributes in the US.

Previously known as Keepers.

Filmed on location in Dumfries and Galloway, where a total of three lighthouses across the region have been used to "depict the imposing, solitary building at the heart of the story." (5/21/17)

Director Kristoffer Nyholm was quoted saying: "I feel incredibly fortunate to have Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Joe Alwyn leading the cast of KEEPERS- great actors who are deeply committed to this project, and who will go the distance. These men are the strong and unique characters at the heart of this story, which is a journey from innocence to animalistic survival. KEEPERS was great to read, will be an adventure to make, and terrifying to watch!" (10/31/16)

Writers Celyn Jones and Joe Bone were quoted saying: "Our objective was to create a unique script that Kristoffer wanted to direct, great actors wanted to perform and a wide audience will want to see. We also wanted to say something poignant about trust and the frailty of the human condition. KEEPERS has all the shock and awe life can offer, wrapped up in a film that we hope will cling to its audience well after the last reel stops turning in the cinema." (10/31/16)

The feature film directorial debut of Danish helmer Kristoffer Nyholm, who until now has mainly worked on television for shows like the Danish crime-drama The Killing and most recently directed Tom Hardy in TV mini-series Taboo.

It's said that this project is inspired by a true unsolved local legend called "The Flannan Isle Mystery."