Market Haunting

Market Haunting is an animated documentary that explores ghosts and gentrification in Shepherd's Bush Market using 2D digital animation, live action footage, oral histories, memories, imprints, and archival images.

  • Kulsum Ebrahim
  • Nazareth Kelif
    Key Cast
  • Mauritius
    Key Cast
  • Mistry
    Key Cast
  • Reed Rosenbluth
  • Joe Hirst
    Sound Mix
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Royal College of Art
Director Biography - Kulsum Ebrahim

Kulsum Ebrahim is an animator and filmmaker from Karachi, Pakistan, currently based in London. She is expected to graduate from the RCA with an MA in Animation in September 2023. She is interested in representation, power, culture and is drawn to the revolutionary potential of animation.

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Director Statement

The film presents this West London market as a vital urban common, a site for community, care, resistance in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood. It centers market traders as they claim their right to the city by articulating what the market means to them, sharing their visions for the market whilst vigilant about the upcoming development in the Old Laundry Yard next door.