The Collector
by Mark Healy
adapted from a novel by John Fowles


collector watching student asleep

collector mishandling student

The Collector, head and shoulders


collector beding over student who is collapsed on the floor


collector distressed



collector sitting beside the body of the student

April 2008


Adapted from a novel by John Fowles, author of The French Lieutenant's Woman. A repressed, introverted butterfly collector admires a beautiful, privileged art student from afar until he wins the Lottery and buys a remote country house. He plans to bring her there as his "guest". Having abducted and imprisoned her in the cellar, he soon finds the reality is far from hi s fantasy and their tense, claustrophobic relationship leads to a devastating climax.

collector talking to student
collector talking to student
collector and student looking at butterfly collection
Collector and student
student lying lifeless on bed
student lying dead on bed