Well ghouls and gals, welcome back to World of Death and episode 110. Grab a glass of whatever makes you happy, relax and play what is a treat indeed.
‘Girl + Ghost’, written and directed by Nik Wansbrough, is an Oscar worthy caliber short that is evident the second the film begins playing . Wansbrough, works with multiple mediums effectively and effortlessly in the film which includes visual effects, practical effects, miniatures, stop motion models, animation and does it all superbly. In my opinion, it is a beautiful mix of inspiration from the 1902 French silent film, ‘A Trip to the Moon’ and what may have inspired 2017’s ‘A Ghost Story’, since this story of a ghost was made in 2014. While not the typical horror short one might normally see on World of Death, this story of a spirit watching the woman of his dreams from across the street is a torture film of unrequited love since they are so close yet world’s apart. The fluid use of the mediums work magnificently together and from the opening sequence you know this is going to be something special. It’s got a narwhal, y’all. The original score by Sam Dignand is playful and painful and the film conveys so many emotions poignantly without uttering a single word. Wansbrough not only wrote and directed this gem, he also did the editing, production design, compositing and animation….phew. If there is a God, this film will justly earn multiple awards including that golden, naked eunich that millions like to watch once a year. I’ll say it, this is my favorite short of 2017. Enjoy, ghouls and gals, and let me know what you think!
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