The Lost Ones

‘The Lost Ones’ was the result of an FVU Jerwood commission. In the film characters (played by a mixture of actors and non-actors, some of whom have personal experience of the UK’s ‘hostile environment) respond to cruel questioning from a voice off-screen. The voice is coming from a creature that lives inside the walls of the building the characters find themselves in. This project was inspired by direct experience of the UK immigration system, with the creature being based on Gef, a talking mongoose who tormented the occupants of a farmhouse on the Isle of Man. In the world of the film, no one is safe from the attentions of this malevolent creature.