The movie follows television ghost hunter Brett Wilson on one last series finale episode before he retires. With an atmosphere that is brooding, subdued and chilling, the film splashes the cinematography of Kunitaro Ohi against the direction of Eric Espejo who took home the DC Filmmaker Award at the DC Independent Film Festival for the picture.
A purchase of this film helps support some truly great and passionate people working in the independent film world in the DC metro area. 19th and Wilson is a solid group of people who I enjoyed working for very much. The film was also executive produced by Washington Redskin’s tight end Chris Cooley (he also has a cameo) and his brother Tanner Cooley was on board as a producer.
The movie took home an award at the DC Independent Film festival when it premiered there back in March. Since then, the film had been exploring different distribution channels before settling on one. Despite the film’s super low budget, it has proven to have legs and capture attention in the area partly thanks to Cooley’s involvement. The film has been mentioned everywhere from Northern Virginia Magazine to the NFL Network.
When all is said and done, however, the success of Ghosts Don’t Exist comes down to a film that seeks to scare and provoke its audience.
Official press release from 19th and Wilson:
The week of kicking off the NFL season, on September 7th, watch GDE’s Executive Producer, Washington Redskins Pro Bowl Tight End, Chris Cooley in his acting debut!
It’s been a long process and finally 19th & Wilson is excited to announce Echo Bridge Entertainment’s DVD and digital release of Ghosts Don’t Exist! The street date is September 7th, but you can order NOW online at Amazon.com. We’ll keep everyone updated on other places where the movie will be available as Echo Bridge also has plans for GDE on PPV, TV and online media.
Official DVD synopsis of the film:
Ghost hunter Brett Wilson struggles to move on from the death of his wife, Nicole, and their child. On the verge of retiring, he needs a phenomenal case to wrap up his paranormal TV show. When someone calls claiming that Nicole contacted him, it seems that a fan is desperate for attention…but the call is far from a ploy, and Brett takes on a bizarre case that quickly turns personal—and deadly.
And finally, the trailer:
UPDATE: For those who don’t feel like purchasing the DVD, it is available to rent on Netflix here. I will check on availability for Blockbuster and other services when I get a chance.