Anthony Z James’s iPhone-Shot Arthouse Feature Debut Crime Drama GHOST Is Set For Release on VOD This April
The debut feature Ghost directed by a London-based visual artist Anthony Z James is releasing on VOD streaming platforms and becomes available for the UK and USA audiences this April.
Ghost was set to be released in the UK cinemas this April, but due to Covid-19 all screenings were cancelled.
This gritty and lyrical drama follows a grizzled ex-con on the first day of freedom as he must reconnect with an estranged wife and conflicted son before his violent past catches up with them.
The film tackles the complexities of the father-son relationship, toxic masculinity and burden of responsibility.
Ghost was entirely shot on an iPhone with a specially adapted anamorphic cinema lens uniquely created by Moondog Labs based in New York, which was previously used by the renowned filmmakers Steven Soderbergh and Sean Baker on their ground-breaking ventures into shooting movies on a smartphone.
‘Since losing my father a few years ago, I was compelled to tell a story about my relationship with him through a lens of a crime drama - the kind of movie he loved the most.’ – Anthony Z James, writer and director of Ghost.
Ghost is gaining further media exposure via several podcast interviews and movie review blogs.
‘A clear and uncompromising vision.’ – Chris Buick, UK Film Review Magazine
‘Tough but warm-hearted crime drama.’ – Simon Horrocks, MoMoFilmFest.com
‘Phenomenal debut feature.’ – Robert Fitzhugh, Future Film Podcast on Spotify
The key cast includes Anthony Mark Streeter, Nathan Hamilton, Russell Barnett and Emmy Happisburgh.
Ghost was written, produced and directed by Anthony Z James. Production Company: Story Image Ltd
GHOST IS OUT NOW
About the director
After graduating the University of Westminster BA (Hons) Film Production in 2011 Anthony established himself as an illustrator and storyboard artist collaborating with visionary directors, including Jonathan Glazer, Kathryn Bigelow, Michel Gondry, John Hillcoat, Andrew Douglas, Mario Testino and Tarsem Singh.
Since 2004 Anthony directed over a dozen shorts, such as The Roof (2014), which premiered at Raindance and got picked up for distribution by Shorts International, as well as Day One (2016), Official Selection at Miami Independent Film Festival and Winner at Canada Shorts, which was developed into his debut feature Ghost.