GENERAL: Independent filmmaker Donna McRae’s debut feature film Johnny Ghost, a psychological ghost film, has been picked up for distribution by Sydney based Titan View. Titan View will be releasing the film on multiple platforms for Video on Demand and DVD on February 19. This follows on from North American distribution last year.
To launch the release, Johnny Ghost will be screening at Hoyts EQ on Friday March 14
at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with the director, lead actor Anni Finsterer, and Production
Designer Michael Vale. Louise Fox will host the Q&A. Tickets available here:
Johnny Ghost has been travelling the film festival circuit for just over a year, playing 12 festivals, and winning awards such as Best Female Director, Best Feature, and Special
Jury Prize and has had rave reviews from genre based magazines such as Film Threat, (‘5
stars – not just a good thriller, a great one’) Fangoria (‘provides a take on horror
stylistically removed from your average gore but just as chilling as some of the best’) and
Hellnotes (‘an immediate classic’), as well as the critically acclaimed Desistfilm and
Johnny Ghost tells the story of Millicent, a professional musician that lectures at a
university and has a commemorative tattoo across her shoulder. When she decides to
remove the tattoo, she encounters ghosts of her post-punk past who won’t let her move on
so easily. This atmospheric black & white film stars AFI award winning actor Anni
Finsterer and has an original soundtrack composed by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Shot by Laszlo Baranyai and with production design by visual artist Michael Vale, the
film continues to perform well in a crowded marketplace.
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