Ghost Walk: The Farm

Based on actual events; and part 1 of the fictional The Ghost Walk Saga's "The Modern Trilogy".

It is a wonderful time for the young couple until nature and chance occurrences at 'The Farm' trap them in a place worse than nightmare. The noises at night haunt their waking dreams. "What finds them is not friendly... or kind."

Indie Gathering Film Festival "Best Horror" film trophy, Sicily International Film Festival "Best Supense Feature" film trophy, & multiple film festival Official Selections. Selected feature at "Midnight Screaming" for the Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival. Nominated for "Best SFX" and "Best Sound Design" by San Diego "FANtastic Horror Film Festival" 2015 where the movie opened the festival Halloween Weekend. Additional 'Official Selections' to "Chicago Horror Film Festival", "Legends of Hollywood Film Festival", "Wendy's Shorts Film Festival", "Epp Films Festival" Cleveland, plus 2016 "International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema" London and "Venice Film Week" in Italy. Recent nominations for "Best International Short Horror Film", “Best Short Film”, “Best Screenplay for a Short Film”, and “Best Hair and Make-up" .

Major footage shot at a Halloween theme park, "The Haunted Farm". New HD edit for BluRay release Fall 2019. A Ghost Walk Productions/Studios Film.

Also included in "Continuum Presents: The Horror Collection, Volume 1"

Please note: Because of ongoing interest, this multi award-winning film is open to reasonable offers from larger producers to purchase for refilming. Offers must be with consideration of creative rights and approval by the Company Board of Ghost Walk Studios, LLC. Please contact Rocky Karlage through listed social media with interest.

  • Steve Olander
    Indie Music Scene, Journeyman Toolmaker, built Mad Max Interceptor replica
  • Rocky Karlage
    Stanford's Who's Who, Haunted Path Magazine, Malevolent Magazine, professional photographer at Sin City Dreams
  • Rocky Karlage
  • Victoria Vardon
  • John Chiara, Leya Siri, Richard T. Phillis, Holly Neelie, Joel Anger, Janine Sarnowski, Malik Ali
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Paranormal, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    46 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2011
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Haunted Farm Festival Screening
    Pleasantville, Ohio
    October 29, 2011
    Haunted Farm Festival Screening; short edit
    Official Selection
  • Mid Ohio Paranormal Convention 2012
    Middletown, Ohio
    April 28, 2012
    Ohio Indie Film Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    Cleveland, OH
    August 18, 2012
    Festival Premiere
    Best Film Trophy-Horror, Short; & Official Selection
  • Cedar Lee Theatre
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    August 25, 2012
    North American Theater Premiere
  • Late Night Horror Film Festival HorrorCon 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 6, 2012
    Official Selection
  • Madison Horror Film Festival and Convention 2012
    Madison, WI
    November 3, 2012
    Official Selection
  • Dead Winter Con 2013
    Somerset, KY
    March 9, 2013
    Official Selection
  • Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival 2015
    Sandusky, Ohio
    September 18, 2015
    Midnight Screaming
    Official Selection paired with "Carlos Dunn's Katherine"
  • Legends of Hollywood Film Festival 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 20, 2015
    Season One
    Official Selection
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival 2015
    San Diego, CA
    October 30, 2015
    Official Selection; Nominated for "Best SFX" and for "Best Sound Design"
  • The Strange Film Awards
    November 10, 2015
    Best Narrative Feature Selection
  • Wendy's Shorts Film Festival
    Online - from DreamReal Pictures
    December 2, 2015
    Official Selection, and nomination for "Best International Short Horror" film
  • Epp Films
    Cleveland, OH
    January 1, 2016
    Official Selection
  • International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema London
    London, UK
    February 21, 2016
    Official Selection, Nominated for 3 film awards
  • Venice Film Week 2016
    Venice, Italy
    September 2, 2016
    Official Selection
    Best Short Film nomination
  • Sicily International Film Festival 2018
    May 12, 2018
    Best Suspense Feature
  • Sicily International Film Festival 2018
    May 12, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    July 15, 2020
    Semi-Finalist Award
  • Santa Monica Film Awards
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    November 5, 2022
    Official Selection
    Semi_Finalist Award
Distribution Information
  • Continuum Motion Pictures/MCTV
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Ship, Video / Disc, Paid TV
Director Biography - Steve Olander

Steve Olander is a director and cinematographer, known for the award-winning "Ghost Walk: The Farm" (2012), Indie Music Scene (2012) and IndieHorror.TV "Director's Chats" (2013). Steve is codirector of the in-production, paranormal documentary "Lilly's Cry" (2015-16), as well as lead Director of "The Farm" sequel "Estella's Revenge". He was also nominated for "Best Ohio Cinematographer" for "Ghost Walk: The Farm". In 2018, he became Ohio DP for the co-production of Maggie Shayne's NY TImes best-selling "Embrace The Twilight", produced by Vampires 2 Films and Ghost Walk Studios.
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Director Statement

Filming “The Farm” was a wonderful experience. The location could not have been any better; if not a little closer to home. If I could have built a haunted farm it would have looked like the place we shot at.

As with many films, shooting “The Farm” was an exercise in getting the story down to its bare essentials. As time and resources began to run short Rocky and I had to hack some things down in the script in order to get a finished film. That hacking led to a “Best Horror Short of 2012” award at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival.

The film could not have turned out as well as it did without Producer Victoria Vardon coordinating so many things behind the scenes, and Art Director Tony Vardon’s input whenever I needed additional perspective on setting up a shot.

It was a great story (based on a true story as well), with a great crew and cast, and a HUGE effort by everyone involved. Executive Producer Rocky Karlage, who experienced the actual events, was incredibly pleased with the way I was able to capture the scenes, and that is the best praise I can get. I hope many people enjoy the film as much as I enjoyed being a part of making it.