There May Be Ghosts

In an effort to give filmmaking one last try, failed director Kipp Swanson accepts a job to document the alleged horrors of a local haunted home. He assembles a team of inept "ghost hunters", including his reluctant ex-girlfriend.

87 minutes, Mockumentary.

  • Diana Peters
    Director
  • Brett Martinez
    Writer
  • Diana Peters
    Writer
  • Diana Peters
    Producer
  • Lindsay Trinowski
    Producer
  • Brett Martinez
    Producer
  • Erika Harris
    Producer
  • Brett Martinez
    Key Cast
    "Kipp Swanson"
  • Andrew Nuno
    Key Cast
    "Winslow Duffy"
  • Austin Slott
    Key Cast
    "Russell Logan"
  • Diana Peters
    Key Cast
    "Blair Carey"
  • Keith Kelly
    Key Cast
    "Ted Parr"
  • Rebeka Nekolova
    Key Cast
    "Cookie Parr"
  • Jean Giedraitis
    Key Cast
    "Susan Hazel"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Mockumentary, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Diana Peters

Diana Peters is a screenwriter, director, and visual artist from Downers Grove, IL. She graduated with a BFA in Screenwriting from DePaul University in Chicago, IL in 2019

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Director Statement

I am Diana Peters, the Director and Co-Writer of There May Be Ghosts. I think almost every filmmaker has a dream project up their sleeve, and we’re all waiting for the opportunity to make it happen. I got tired of waiting and realized I didn't know what I was waiting for...

During a video call with a dear friend of mine, Brett Martinez, who happens to be a talented writer and actor, I half-jokingly pitched a film concept to him.

The concept I pitched was a feature mockumentary, following inept ghost hunters who fail hilariously to find ghosts in a small town. It was an idea I was obsessed with since high school, and Brett loved it just as much. Brett and I literally became friends bonding over comedies and the films of Christopher Guest. After just minutes talking about this idea, we were both 100% committed to bringing this project to life together no matter what. And that's exactly what we did.

I hope the film inspires other young filmmakers to go out and write their stories, find amazing crews, and make their own movies like we did. You truly don't need anyone's permission or even money to start making your own movies. I always wanted to see a movie like There May Be Ghosts, but such a movie didn’t exist... so I made it. That is something I hope every filmmaker, especially young women, can empower themselves to do in this wonderful consumer era of film technology.

There May Be Ghosts is a truly one-of-a-kind and authentic independent movie, and it bends genres to tells an incredibly human story of lost love, big dreams, things that go bump in the night, and the fickle nature of the paranormal.