Project Description: HAROLD serves as both a stand-alone short film, as well as a proof of concept for a feature film. The feature screenplay titled GIVING UP THE GHOST has received several awards, including being on the short list at the Frontières International Co-Production market in Montreal. Our goal is to submit this film on the festival circuit and use it as a tool to raise financing for the feature.
Synopsis for Harold: Parents-to-be Scott and Arianna don’t quite see eye to eye on a few things, particularly that Scott’s best friend, Harold, lives in their basement. And the fact that Harold happens to be a ghost.
Casting for the following Roles:
ARIANNA (female, late 20’s – 40ish): On the cusp of completing her Ph.D, Arianna is pleasantly surprised to discover she’s pregnant. She attempts to balance Scott’s friendship with Harold and her own trepidation around raising a child with a ghost in the house.
SCOTT (male, late 20’s – 40ish): After losing his mother and moving back into his childhood home, Scott is thrilled to reconnect with Harold, especially as he faces change ahead with a baby on the way.
We will be hosting virtual/video auditions. Please email for details, including the sides.
Shooting Days: April 22-24, 2022 (the role of Arianna may only be necessary for 1 day)
Shooting Location: Denver, CO
(Note: this is a non-union shoot, but this is based off the SAG-AFTRA Ultra Low Budget rate)
Other: We like to create a fun, inclusive atmosphere on set where you feel supported as a human and as an artist. We won’t push for excessive hours. We aim for 8 hour days, but won’t go over 10.
About Us: Suburban Ghost is a Denver-based independent film production company focused on creating unique genre films. Fueled by a DIY-philosophy and low-budget sensibilities, Suburban Ghost utilizes genre to explore meaningful and relatable stories. Our work has been seen at popular genre festivals including Fantastic Fest, Fantasia International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, Anomaly Film Fest, Nightstream, and more.