BABY, THE GHOST
Short Film | 2022, Post-Production
A girl plans a rendezvous with her boyfriend while her family is at a funeral.
Writer/Director: Maggie Briggs
Producers: Zachary Warren Briggs, Maggie Briggs, Cedric Cheung-Lau
Executive Producers: Amanda Freedman, Bill Pivetta, Chuck Edmundson
Cinematographer: Cedric Cheung-Lau
1st Assistant Director: Rodney Llaverias
Production Design: Fernando Iriarte
Original Score and Sound Design: Alexander Rodriguez
Original Music from: Alexander Rodriguez
Locations: Serena Murison & Sawyer Johnston
Starring: Lucy Lennox, Jasper Briggs, Josiah Wiggins
with Kevin Patrick Murphy, Kellin Watson, Andrew Starr
Baby, the Ghost tells an all-too-familiar story.
We shot the film serendipitously after production for a larger planned short was made impossible due to COVID. After a good cry, we pivoted. And a small crew of my close friends rallied behind me to help shoot this simple but emotional story. I wrote a 5-page script in a night based on shared stories between myself and my then 17-year-old actress, Lucy Lennox.
One character; one location; 16mm stock and camera donated by a friend of mine in Asheville. And we managed to pull something out I'm so proud of. That chance for flexibility and experimentation is the beauty of a short, I think.
The film is raw. It's rushed. It is imperfect. But it all somehow lends to the truth of this coming-of-age story.