Lotta Losten

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Lotta Losten
Born (1981-11-07) 7 November 1981 (age 39)
OccupationActress, designer, photographer
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)

Lotta Losten (born 7 November 1981) is a Swedish actress, designer, and photographer. She is best known for her collaborations with her husband David F. Sandberg, including the 2013 short film Lights Out, the 2016 feature film adaptation of the same name, and Shazam!.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Lotta made her film debut in the short film Cam Closer (2013), about a phone that can see the future. She and her husband, filmmaker David F. Sandberg, created the 2013 short film Lights Out, where she plays a woman who is haunted by a creature that moves in the dark, but does not appear if the lights are on. According to Sandberg, the movie cost practically nothing to make and was originally something they just wanted to have fun with. They submitted the film to the Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge where the film was a finalist, and Sandberg won Best Director.[4] Some months later, the short film became popular online, going from about 8000 views to over a million, and attracting Hollywood directors and producers.[5][6]

Since 2014, Losten has starred in several short films including See You Soon (2014), Pictured (2014), Not So Fast (2014), Coffer (2014), Attic Panic (2015) and Closet Space (2016). In the feature film of Lights Out, released in 2016, she plays Esther, the co-worker in the opening scene who encounters Diana Walter. She also has a small role in Shazam! (2019).[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Losten was born in Jönköping, Sweden. She has been married to director David F. Sandberg since 2013. She studied theatre history and gender studies at Lund University and studied acting at Blekinge läns folkhögskola for two years.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Cam Closer Woman
Lights Out
2014 See You Soon
Pictured
Not So Fast
Coffer
2015 Attic Panic
2016 Closet Space Lotta
That Party That One Night Party Kid
2017 Who Decides Nurse
2020 Shadowed Woman
2020 Not Alone in Here Woman

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Lights Out Esther
2017 Annabelle: Creation Adoption Agent
Broken English Editor in Chief Miniseries
2019 Shazam! Dr. Lynn Crosby [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmes, Adam. "Lights Out 2 Is Happening, Get The Details". CINEMABLEND. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lotta Losten, star of original 'Lights Out,' shares creepy Spotify playlist". AXS.
  3. ^ a b Losten, Lotta [@lottalosten] (January 31, 2018). "Yes! I have a role in Shazam! I can finally say that!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Lights Out - Best Director - Bloody Cuts". Bloodycuts.co.uk. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ Woerner, Meredith. "How the horror short 'Lights Out' went from 3-minute film to Hollywood feature". Latimes.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Interview: 'Lights Out' Director David F. Sandberg on Adapting His Hit Short Film". Slashfilm.com. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  7. ^ "LIGHTS OUT (2016): Horror Film To Get Sequel". Film-book.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lotta Losten". Lottalosten.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016.

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