GHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks
An exciting tale of mystery, mayhem and friendship, 'Ghostboy' teaches the very important lesson to not judge a book by it's cover...
Nearly 10 years had passed since I first sketched the character of Ghostboy. I felt it was something that would never materialise into anything and become a wasted idea like so many other ideas. After wrapping on a previous short film, I was looking for my next challenge. That's when Ghostboy came about, though all I had was a few sketches and a short poem, I still had the basic structure of the story. It wasn't until much later that the character of Alfie was introduced as well as his family, but the essence of Ghostboy was still there.
This would be my first animated film to direct and aimed at an entirely different audience that I hadn't attempted to reach before. Being made for kids was in fact one of the main aspects which convinced me in to making Ghostboy. It opened up a new way of storytelling and filmmaking I hadn't been able to try in my previous films. I knew this was going to be a fun project to direct but at the same time my most challenging.
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Runtime:9 minutes 10 seconds
Completion Date:December 17, 2015
Production Budget:6,000 GBP
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Country of Filming:United Kingdom