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Logline: Emma has decided to die and she doesn't think anything will change her mind. That is, until she meets a quirky ghost that challenges her decisions.

Synopsis: Emma, a broke college student with a rocky home life, decides that she wants to die. The only question is, how? As she struggles with her indecision and own lack of motivation, she's confronted by a quirky ghost named John who's determined to convince her that life is worth living. Will Emma choose to stay alive, or will she soon become a ghost herself?

  • Rachel Schwabauer
    Director
  • Hailey Russell
    Writer
  • Alexander Elmore
    Producer
  • Rachel Schwabauer
    Producer
  • Hailey Russell
    Key Cast
    "Emma"
  • Aaron Ragnar Henrysson
    Key Cast
    "John"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Rachel Schwabauer

Though her passion lies in production design, Rachel enjoys directing as well, loving the connections she makes with cast and crew while bringing her image to life. She directed “White Noise” as well as produced and edited “Locked Out.” Her favorite film is Across the Universe. Rachel is a junior at the University of Colorado Denver, studying film and television.

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Director Statement

This project is really close to my heart. I had so much fun working on it. This film is about dealing with mental illness, a problem very close to me and a lot of the crew. It isn't a quick fix, hero saves the day kind of film; it deals with the realities and day to day struggles of suicidal thoughts. I wanted to give viewers a real representation of what it's like to live through this.