We live in an age where technology is a constant in our lives. Relying on machines to better suit our needs. We’ve reached a new age where impossibilities are suddenly in our grasp. Advancements in science have opened doors to spiritual connections.
What happens when the lines are blurred? When the human obsessions attracts the unnatural?
A young independent woman faced with a tragedy, desperately turns to paranormal outreaching to make contact with her recently diseased mother. With the help of her loyal co-worker and a ghost box, they attempt a real time spirit world communication. Not considering the consequences, their journey spirals into a macabre experience. How far would you go, to once again, speak to your loved ones?
Ghost Box the movie began with an obsession for the paranormal. Communication with the spirit world has been a peculiar curiosity for many, especially the writers Erik Papucci and Michal Jarzabek.
After months of paranormal research and experiments, the script was in the works. Thanks to Tom Bednarz and Sabrina Majicanos who donated their home, the location was secured. In the mean time, NXT Level Productions casted Chicago Actors while the script was getting finalized.
Once the cast and crew were assembled, the first shoot date was scheduled for Saturday August 26-27, 2017. The filming then continued the following week on September 1-4 for a total of six days. The day came with great excitement; new and old friends came together as a team to follow their passions, working hard to make the vision of Ghost Box come to life.
The movie was shot with five cameras total: Panasonic GH5, two Sony ax6300, Air Mavric and Phantom Standard 3. Some scenes were filmed with multiple cameras. Equipment varied from stabilizers, jibs, tripods and drones. Lighting design was accomplished with a mix of practical, gobo, and LED lights. Location audio was recorded with a Zoom H6.
After the initial shoot dates, the filming of movie was not finished. The total time of production was roughly a year. Post-production was done on Premier for video and Pro Tools for sound. In addition, the movie is formatted to 5.1 surround sound. The movie “Ghost Box” runs a total of 64 minutes and is an experimental indie film crossing over three genres: Thriller, Comedy and Drama.
Film Title: Ghost Box
Country of Production: USA (Chicago, Illinois)
Film Completion: July 2018
Run Time: 64 mins
Exhibition Capture Format: QuickTime / HDV
Sound Format: Stereo
Drive: Custom - H.264
Film Festivals: TBA
Presented By: Nxt Level Productions, LLC
Director - Michal Jarzabek
Written By - Erik Papucci
Executive Producer - Ben David Garza
Cinematography - William Chueh
Edited By - Michal Jarzabek
Sound & Music - Ryan Harder
Script Supervisor - Donovan DeLeon
Production Assistant - Lukasz Diewiatkowski
Still Photography - Matthew Kot & Karlon McGruder
Makeup - Holly Harder
Production Design - Sabrina Mejicanos
Camera / Electrical - Matthew Kot & Jacob Allen Jones
Alica Frame - Eve
Randy Bernales - Brad
Donovan DeLeon - Incubus
Erik Papucci - Zak Puff
Rob Williams - Delivery Man
Ric Morgan - Dad
Asta Razma - Mom