Many people may wonder whether life is a shared experience, or whether each individual’s memories and situations are entirely unique to their own self. Director and screenwriter Benjamin Rider explores exactly that in his low-budget film Our Little Haven. In the film we follow a group of people who find themselves interconnected by “shared memories, mirrored lives and consciousness.” The film is written and directed in a way that allows the viewers to not only draw conclusions but to also form questions regarding the nature of existence and life.
One of the films highlights is definitely the script, which is masterfully written and it allows for many beautiful moments of connection between the different characters in the film. The magnificent performances from the entire cast, which includes a performance by Annabelle Lanyon most known for her role in Scott Ridley’s 1985 film, Legend, draw the viewer and really give an extra dimension to the script. In essence, the performances really bring the script to life and they allow it to be presented to the viewer in a way where the questions posed by the film can unfold before the viewer. The philosophical nature of the film alongside the atmospheric scenes creates an interesting feel to the film that is further enhanced by the gorgeous photography. The atmosphere created in the film can even be felt by someone who simply watches the trailer which really shows how well the film brings to life Benjamin Rider’s vision.
The low budget as well as the nature of the film, led to it having a limited release. This also meant that originally the film might not have been available to a wider audience but that has now changed as it is now available to stream through Amazon Prime. Streaming makes it easier for new viewers to find the film and to really immerse themselves into the world created in this film. For fans of philosophical movies that leave you thinking about the nature of life this is the perfect film. While watching Our Little Haven you are sure to experience an array of emotions and thoughts and if you choose to watch it with friends you are sure to have an interesting discussion following the film. Truly, this film is the perfect way to spend an evening either alone or with company enjoying a truly magnificent film and allowing the space for yourself to contemplate and think about memories and the way our different experiences are mirrored in the lives of others.
To stream Our Little Haven on Amazon prime you can click here. By clicking on the link you will be able to either rent or buy the film and watch it within the comfort of your own home.