A handsome, single local lighthouse keeper is pulled out of mourning after a plane full of stewardesses crashes with (almost) no casualties on his Canadian island. Together, they help battle a crooked clean gas company intent on fracking on their island, which has already caused enough deadly pollution to have stirred the ire of the mysterious sea monster, Ghostapus – a ghost octopus! - The mother octopus and her babies were murdered by the corrupt fracking company and now the town must act fast before the corporate monster and grieving sea monster cause any further carnage!

GHOSTAPUS. ~ It’s a fracking GHOST OCTOPUS! ~

  • Lisa Hammer
    Maybe Sunshine, Sweetheart Roland, The Willows, The Bitch, The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch
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  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Albequerque, New Mexico
    Winner: Best Screenplay
  • Hollywood Hills Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    Winner: Best Screenplay
  • European International Film Festival
    St. Petersberg, Russia
    Winner: Best Screenwriter
  • LA Live Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nominated Best Screenplay
  • Shutter Speed Film Festival

    Semi Finalist Best Screenplay
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    Semi FInalist Best Screenplay
  • Reel Time International Online FIlm Festival
    The Interwebs
    Finalist Best Screenplay
Writer Biography - Lisa Hammer

Lisa Hammer is a film director, writer, composer, singer and actress. She is best recognized as the voice of Triana Orpheus on the Adult Swim cartoon The Venture Bros. She has directed independent dark comedy feature and short films such as Pox and Pus$bucket, and the CMJ Film Festival winner The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch which she co-directed with James Merendino (SLC Punk). Lisa's films have won awards from the CMJ Film Festival, Telly Awards, Hugo Awards, It Came From Kuchar Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Canada International Screenplay Festival, Ontario Film Festival, Movies on a Shoestring, Antimatter, Indieworks and two from New York Press. She has had one-woman shows at the Olympia Film Festival, Perth International Film Festival, and the Duolun Art Museum in Shanghai, China. Her surrealist silent film Empire of Ache was recently acquired by The Getty Museum’s feminist film collection, curated by Miranda July. Her original series Maybe Sunshine and her feature film The Sisters Plotz were recently acquired for worldwide distribution.

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Writer Statement

Ghostapus is a hip, darkly funny, sarcastic monster-movie spoof. It's "Jaws" with a ghost-octopus, "Friends" with enemies, "Airplane!" with an airplane..