The ghost wife trailer
THE GHOST WIFE MOVIE
When Phil, a businessman from Canada who is visiting Taiwan, picks up a red envelope filled with money, he finds himself unwittingly married to a ghost. Unable to fully understand the implications of this ancient Chinese tradition, he ignores his duties as the chosen ‘bride groom’, and continues living his life as if nothing had happened. His new ‘ghost bride’, however, decides that she will wreak havoc on his life in ways he never imagined unless he accepts the duties that Chinese traditions demand of him…
Dustin Wyn Price
Directed by: Paul R. Despins
Written by: Jon Dickerson, Dustin Wyn Price, Paul R. Despins
Story by: Jon Dickerson
Cinematograher: Oscar Sun
The film has shown at multiple festivals and been nominated several times for Best Short Film.
Now that it's finished its festival run, we present it here for you to watch at your convenience. Please enjoy it! :-)
Produced for the 2012 Tainan 39hr Short Film Contestival
Running time: 7min 30sec
Nominations: Best Short Film
*The film was originally produced under another film collective called 'Codename: Zombies' (co-created by Paul), but differences in filmmaking ideology lead to an amicable separation, thus 'Working Class Zombies' was created.*
What appealed to us about this movie's story was how well it worked as a metaphor for how we (as foreigners living & working in Taiwan) experience a new culture and language. Like the main character in the movie, cultural ignorance and misunderstanding causes us a lot of trouble, and can sometimes lead us into precarious, strange situations that are both scary and hilarious.
Unfortunately, due to a computer crash, the film missed the competition deadline by an hour and so was out of contention for any big awards at it's first competition. However, due to the overwhelming response it got from audiences, the film was cleaned up from it's original five minute version into a more festival friendly seven minute version. It has since screened at other major festivals around Taiwan and has been highly praised by audiences and critics alike.