07 Mag “Ghosty Mc Ghostface” by Emma Richardson, Will Austin
With an exceptional rhythm and an explosive humor to say the least, “Ghosty Mc Ghostface” is a short film that, in its brevity, we could define as “gigantic”. Mixing multiple genres, in a game of archetypes and reversed expectations, the two authors, Will Austin and Emma Richardson, lead us on a crazy and ironic journey into Ghosty’s “non-life”, a girl … well … dead.
Every aspect of the film converges towards a dragging dynamism: the editing, the script, the sound effects. It is in fact evident how a film written so well requires an equally spectacular direction, capable of giving continuity and coherence to the eclecticism of certain stylistic choices. The breaking of the fourth wall contributes to create a spectacular and at the same time ironic effect, due to the way in which the authors play with the theme of the “haunted house”. Emma Richardson, also the protagonist of the film, seems to be the precise point of conjunction between the authorial and actorial work, for the way in which the film flows naturally through its interpretation. It is very rare to find 4-minute films capable of persisting in the viewer’s memory and creating a real cinematic experience. But “Ghosty Mc Ghostface” does it great.