The Ghost in the Kamera
Shot over 3 days in the summer of 2017, The Ghost in the Kamera was made by a women-only crew. In a year that was soon to be tainted by the Weinstein scandal and such-like, we were forging a new way of working
From Writer-Director Shona Dutta Charlton and DOP Pascale Neuschäfer to the 1st AD Kathryn O'Reilly, and our female cast there was always a strong positive vibe on set. In fact, make-up artist Anna Fullbrook was able to bring her baby on set. Production assistant and gifted set dresser Amber De-Terville and, later, composer Barbara J Weber completed the female crew. Sound recordist Rob and enthusiastic runner James Sharratt, were often the only men on set.
We were blessed to have two natural talents working with us. Neither Ria nor Maria had acted in a film before. Though both had modeling experience, the rigours of continuity and hitting their mark were new to them, but they rose to the challenge and delivered beautifully natural performances.
QUESTION: How do you edit a 14minute 4K film on a modest Mac Mini?
ANSWER: Very, very patiently.
The Ghost in the Kamera is part of a planned trilogy of Ghostly films that will, hopefully, be available on an online video streaming service. Until then, arrange a screening at a short film night or invite us to a festival!