TO TELL A GHOST

‘To Tell A Ghost’ is a short documentary film directed by Chris Piotrowicz and Stefan Ehrhardt and produced, written and scored by Mirza Ramic.

The film tells the story of Mirza Ramic, the Bosnian-born, American-based musician and one half of the electronic music duo Arms and Sleepers. While spending most of his adult life in the US, Mirza was born in Bosnia & Herzegovina and lived there until 1992 when the Bosnian War forced his family to flee the country. Mirza and his mother would spend the next few years moving across continents, countries and states as refugees — living in Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Arizona, and Massachusetts.

Mirza’s father did not survive the war; he was killed by a mortar shell in 1993.

Mirza’s mother, a piano teacher, introduced the piano to him at the age of 6. Subsequently, the piano became the one constant in their lives as they kept changing environments and moving further away from Bosnia & Herzegovina.

'To Tell A Ghost' captures Mirza's attempt to process personal loss and childhood memories while finding healing through music.

  • Chris Piotrowicz
    Director
  • Stefan Ehrhardt
    Director
  • Mirza Ramic
    Writer
  • Mirza Ramic
    Producer
  • Chris Piotrowicz
    Producer
  • Stefan Ehrhardt
    Producer
  • Mirza Ramic
    Key Cast
  • Chris Piotrowicz
    Editing
  • Stefan Ehrhardt
    Editing
  • Mirza Ramic
    Music Score
  • Daniel Herget
    Sound Design
  • Lukas Hausler
    Colorist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Biographical, Music, History, Family
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Country of Filming:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Chris Piotrowicz, Stefan Ehrhardt

Chris Piotrowicz is a filmmaker based in Cologne, Germany. From 2010 to 2013, Chris worked for the film production company CHBP in Cologne. Since 2014, he's been working as an independent filmmaker, focusing on documentaries, fashion films and music videos.

Stefan Ehrhardt is a filmmaker/photographer based in Cologne, Germany. After being officially accredited an audiovisual media designer, he graduated from University (HMKW) where he received his B.A. in Journalism and Corporate Communication. Parallel to his education he started working as an independent filmmaker/photographer in 2016. His approach is to always focus on the most important: the human being.

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