Beneath every nightmare lies a dream
In the dead of night an other-worldly visitor drags its hulking, hooded mass to the front door of 70 year old successful business woman Sylvia Cappleman, but this mythical Grim Reaper is not all it seems and so appears The Lossen, the Reaper's agent of death.
In the final moments of Sylvia's life, The Lossen discovers a complication with her passing, she hasn't fulfilled her dream. The Lossen takes Sylvia on a journey to confront her lost dream and face the demons of her past, leading her to the very foundation of what caused her to drift from her heart’s desire.
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Behind the scenes
The inspiration for The Lossen came whilst researching a documentary about the differences in attitudes towards death in the East and West. Sadly in the West death is still a taboo subject and most people want to avoid any thought of the inevitable.
The dramatic opening scene of the The Lossen came in a daydream. The imposing figure of the Grim Reaper, scythe in hand, walking down the path of an impressive, old country house gave writer, producer and director Colin Skevington, the perfect opportunity to write a script that would begin a journey to turn our view of death on its head and show us a possibility of what could be, but in an entertaining and gripping way. The opening reflects one of the key themes of the film; that death is not what we think it is.
The story brings together the natural and supernatural worlds, embodied in the characters of the ever-present Sylvia and the mysterious Lossen, an attractive, confident, yet other worldly man.
As the story unfolds there is a complication with Sylvia’s passing, she has not fulfilled her dream, despite living a life of material success. Sylvia has deeply buried and suppressed the one thing her heart desired; a revelation that may hit home to many of us. The film begs the question, whose life are we living and is it really too late to live our dreams?