Ghost in the Gun

A man left for dead encounters a possessed gun and transforms into a gunslinger bent on avenging his wife's murder, but unbeknownst to him the gun has a vendetta of its own.

"This fantastic HOLLYWOOD LEVEL short western will take you on a supernatural journey of revenge, that will glue you to your seat!

Imagine Black Mirror meets The Twilight Zone on the set of West World! It could easily be added to The Twilight Zone as a modern-day episode. Beautiful work by masterful director Andrew Chen, who brought this complicated story to screen in the craftiest of ways, excelled in working within his genres, and managed to create such a lively piece that you'd regret having to occasionally blink!"

--New York Film Awards, September 2019
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"This short film offers anything a western fan could have wished for- a revenge story, dramatic score, plot twists and, of course, an impressive cinematography that fits the genre (fast gun close ups). Andrew Chen and his cast successfully explore a new sub-genre, and it works!"

--Top Shorts, September 2019
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  • Andrew Chen
    Writer / Director
  • Stephen Berke
    Cinematographer
  • Sam Purdy
    Producer
  • Tony Jonick
    Producer
  • Stephen Berke
    Producer
  • Rena Yamamoto
    Producer
  • Tim Russ
    Key Cast
    “Ghost in the Gun”
  • Darren Bridgett
    Key Cast
    “Agoston Krug”
  • Ross Turner
    Key Cast
    “Sheriff Hicks”
  • Haley Camille
    Key Cast
    “Josephine 'Jo'”
  • Christopher Weddle
    Key Cast
    “Scarface Jack”
  • Jayme Catalano
    Key Cast
    “Karolina Krug”
  • Logan Wildey
    Key Cast
    “Deputy Barnes”
  • Bruce Duncan
    Key Cast
    “Rattlesnake Dick”
  • Tony Jonick
    Key Cast
    “Coyote Gus”
  • Gregory Young
    Key Cast
    “Farmer Hanson”
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    western, supernatural
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Blackmagic, 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Global Shorts - Oct 2019

    United States
    October 24, 2019
    Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director
  • New York Film Awards - Sep 2019
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 10, 2019
    Best Original Story, Best Crime Film, Best Picture, Best Western, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Young Actress, and Best First Time Director
  • Actors Awards - Sep 2019

    United States
    October 9, 2019
    Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Young Actress
  • FilmCon Awards - Sep 2019

    United States
    October 8, 2019
    Best Picture, Best Narrative Short, Best First Time Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Young Actress, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Sound Design
  • Festigious Film Festival - Sep 2019

    United States
    October 6, 2019
    Best Western, Best First Time Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Young Actress, Best Editing, and Honorable Mentions: Narrative Short and Actor
  • Los Angeles Film Awards - Sep 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 2, 2019
    Best Narrative Short, Best Western, Best Child Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Design
  • Top Shorts Film Festival - Sep 2019

    United States
    September 29, 2019
    Best Western, Best Director, Best Editing, Honorable Mention: Cinematography
  • Los Angeles Cinematography Awards - Sep 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 23, 2020
    Best American Film, Best Production Design
  • New York Cinematography Awards - Sep 2019
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 6, 2020
    Best Film of the Month, Best Cinematographer, Best Short Film Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Producer, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actor, Best Young Actress
  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood - Fall 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 6, 2019
    Best Narrative Short, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score
  • 2015 Irvine International Film Festival
    Irvine, CA
    United States
    Best Short Screenplay
  • 2015 Phoenix Film Festival
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    Short Screenplay Competition - Third Place
  • The West Field Screenwriting Awards - Season 6

    United States
    Winner - Western
Director Biography

Andrew has worked on over 20 short films at Scary Cow, a local San Francisco film incubator, doing location sound, camera operation, and producing. He has also directed several television productions at the award winning Midpeninsula Community Media Center in Palo Alto, CA, where he is currently on staff.

An avid fan of Westerns and The Twilight Zone, Andrew was inspired to create a supernatural Western and turned his talents towards writing and directing Ghost in the Gun.

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