It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but he says he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden two-storey house with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that’s living in the wall.
From Trick of the Light Theatre comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable. It combines storytelling, music and puppetry, in an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age. As smartphones become light sources, laptops transform into skyscrapers, and charger cords morph into puppets, it tells a story both mythic and modern in the vein of Stranger Things.
“Trick of the Light manage to conjure a truly rare thing; a story about magic that actually feels magical.”
– Uther Dean, the Wireless