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A short film inspired by Greek Mythology

Late in his life, a grumpy old timer finds himself lost on a lake accompanied by a young girl, who questions him about a name.

" I'd finished reading the Iliad and decided to watch Wolfgang Petersen's Troy. I came across the scene where Priam kisses his dead son Hector with coins across his eyes, shortly before cremating him. I wondered why the Ancient Greeks did such a strange thing.


...three days later I began writing.


Beyond the Lake is my take on the River Styx ferryman. I wanted to explore a Charon that differs from the common portrayal of a dark entity and focus on one that feels empathy and loneliness for their thankless task."

Simon Constantine

Writer & Director


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