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The Ghostmaker -- Inspired by true events! A group of friends use an ancient coffin to experience the world as ghosts.
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The Ghostmaker -- "Life is good when you're dead." Box of Shadows is the story of a group of college friends who discover a 15th-century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's most dangerous impulses and desires. The friends find themselves pulled into a world of evil where they learn the line between life and death is there for a reason.


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Mauro Borrelli (screenplay)
Scott Svatos (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 November 2012 (Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Aaron Dean Eisenberg ... Kyle

Liz Fenning ... Julie
J. Walter Holland ... Sutton
Jared Grey ... Platt

Domiziano Arcangeli ... Marcus

Jeffrey Damnit ... Jerrod
Hans Uder ... Armaddan

Wes Aderhold ... Young man
Ruby Laurelle Staley ... Young Woman (as Ruby Staley)
Desmond Lawrence ... Policeman

Ford Austin ... The Detective

Edy Ganem ... Gina (as Edurne Ganem)
Scott Svatos ... Internet Professor

Greg Chandler Maness ... Reaper (as Chandler Maness)

Edoardo Beghi ... Tony
Naomi Ueno ... Asian Girl
Matthias Balke ... Boxing Trainer

Paul Louis Harrell ... Boxing Trainer

Ian Scott Rudolph ... Boxing Trainer

Mauro Borrelli ... Angry Driver

Ed Polgardy ... Elevator Guy
Vin Nucatola ... Arresting Officer

Brad Littlefield ... Manolo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erskine Bonilla ... Boxer
Mike Dunay ... Man 3
Bradley Holzer ... Man 1 (as Brad Holzer)
John McCutcheon ... Man 2

Shawn Mowlai ... Gym Member
Hilary Novelle ... Waitress (credit only)
Karen Teliha ... Old Woman

Don Yanan ... Shopkeeper

Directed by
Mauro Borrelli 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mauro Borrelli  screenplay
Scott Svatos  screenplay

Produced by
Domiziano Arcangeli .... executive producer
Ford Austin .... co-executive producer
Marc Bikindou .... executive producer
Mauro Borrelli .... executive producer
Yves Dessca .... co-executive producer
Alfredo Gilardini .... executive producer
Ed Polgardy .... producer
Vincent Rocca .... co-producer
Scott Rudolph .... producer
Fabio Segatori .... co-producer
Pamela Shae .... co-executive producer
Gabriella Stollenwerck .... executive producer
Hans Uder .... associate producer
Original Music by
José J. Herring (original music by)
Christopher Young (main theme and coffin music by)
Cinematography by
Eric Gustavo Petersen  (as Eric G. Petersen)
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
Daniel Capuzzi 
Casting by
Pamela Shae 
Production Design by
Sharai 'Sara' Corral 
Art Direction by
Michael Gaglio 
Set Decoration by
Haley Keim 
Costume Design by
David Alexander 
Makeup Department
Joe Badiali .... creature effects
Sakurako Morita .... makeup artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... key makeup artist
Yusuke Tateishi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bizgia .... second assistant director
David M. Brunsman .... first assistant director
Michael L. Canale .... second second assistant director
Ed Polgardy .... second unit director
Art Department
Vincent Albo .... assistant art director
Tanya Apuya .... prop builder
Jarett Fajardo .... concept artist
Amy M. Jackson .... assistant set decorator
Elizabeth McGavock .... assistant art director
Adam Wong Perez .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Ivan Donadic .... foley recordist and mixer
Chris Howland .... sound mixer
David Knauer .... sound re-recording mixer
Erica Kram .... post-production sound coordinator
Austin Krier .... sound designer
Austin Krier .... supervising sound editor
Mike Mitchell .... dialogue editor
Mike Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Reza Moosavi .... additional sound mixer
Mike Robertson .... assistant re-recording mixer
Borja Sau Razquin .... dialogue editor
Borja Sau Razquin .... sound editor
Michael Sujek .... additional sound mixer
Special Effects by
Joe Badiali .... creature creator
Jenn Hall .... assistant creature creator
Visual Effects by
Kevin Anderson .... visual effects artist
Mike Bosland .... visual effects artist
Eva Branellec .... visual effects artist
Alexa Coblentz .... visual effects producer
Justin Daneman .... celluloid visual effects
Juan Diaz .... lead digital paint artist
Philip Edner .... visual effects artist
Marcus Eich .... visual effects artist
Jens Eldinger .... 3D animation supervisor
Henning Falk .... lead visual effects artist
Henning Falk .... technical director
Patricia Feldmann .... digital paint artist
Andreas Funk .... 3d artist
Michael Gerland .... visual effects artist
Sylvia Goebel .... rotoscoping artist
Van-Tien Hoang .... visual effects production manager
Yoichi Hosono .... visual effects artist
Holger Hummel .... celluloid visual effects
K.D. 'Gizmo' Janke .... 3d computer graphics artist
Dirk Jansen .... visual effects artist
Dirk Jansen .... workflow technical director
Emiko Kagawa .... visual effects artist
Michael Landgrebe .... celluloid visual effects
Joshua Mabie .... visual effects artist
Adam Majka .... visual effects artist
Maxim Matthew .... visual effects producer
Maxim Matthew .... visual effects supervisor
Svenja Menneken .... rotoscoping artist
Michael Paul .... rotoscoping artist
Benjamin Pollack .... visual effects artist
Salim Ramirez .... visual effects artist
Paul Schicketanz .... 3d simulation supervisor
Anne Schumacher .... visual effects production coordinator
Gabor Brian Stüdemann .... visual effects artist (as Gabor Brian Studemann)
Thomas Waldemar Wagner .... visual effects artist
Marcel Wilke .... visual effects artist
Tzuen Wu .... visual effects artist
Daniel Zanetti .... 3d computer graphics artist
Johnas Zink .... matchmove artist
Matthias Balke .... boxing choreographer
Michael Gaglio .... stunt rigger
Paul Louis Harrell .... boxing choreographer
Jeff Scott .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Aiello .... first assistant camera
Dennis Alaniz .... electrician
Braeden Baldwin .... additional key grip
Christopher M. Bauer .... electrician
Jared Berezin .... grip
Brian Patrick Carroll .... gaffer
Hiroyuki Haga .... second unit camera
Hiroyuki Haga .... time lapse photography
Isaac Martin .... additional best boy electric
Andrew McMennamy .... key grip
Douglas Brian Miller .... EPK documentary cinematographer
Douglas Brian Miller .... epk cinematographer
Tetsuya Miyashita .... electrician
Jason Musco .... additional first assistant camera
Eric Patton .... electrician
Stephen Perlstein .... grip
Andrey Prikazchikov .... additional gaffer
Vernon Shaw .... grip
Koby Shimada .... grip
Janell Stringham .... second assistant camera
Drew Suppa .... additional first assistant camera
Pat Swovelin .... additional first assistant camera
Naomi Ueno .... still photographer
Yoshikatsu Yasaki .... best boy electric
Micah Zarlow .... additional gaffer
Casting Department
Sandra Moorman .... assistant casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Alexander .... costumes
Seth Chernoff .... costume supervisor
Noam Karl .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Noel Albornoz .... assistant editor
E. Dylan Costa .... assistant editor (as Elijah Dylan Costa)
Katherine James .... assistant editor
Emiko Kagawa .... assistant editor
James Kanka .... assistant editor
Cynthia Ludwig .... assistant editor
Cody Miller .... assistant editor
Cody Miller .... digital image technician
Christopher Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Russell Yost .... post-production supervisor
Music Department
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Jool .... music producer
Mike Mitchell .... music editor
Joohyun Park .... musician
Andrew Spence .... musician
Jewel Timo .... composer: additional music
Jonathan Timpe .... score programmer
Other crew
Allison Baruck .... production assistant
Andrea Berti .... production coordinator
Michael L. Canale .... production accountant
R.J. Enriquez .... production coordinator
Carlos Farias .... production coordinator
Bryan Fugal .... production assistant
Anthony Galura .... production coordinator
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Chris Holm .... caterer
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Phillip Loeb .... production assistant
Aaron Louie .... production assistant
Maxim Matthew .... web site designer
Debbie Matthews .... team assistant
Douglas Brian Miller .... behind-the-scenes documentary and EPK producer and editor
Douglas Brian Miller .... web site designer
Matt C. Moore .... production coordinator
John Neu .... production assistant
Vin Nucatola .... production assistant
Andrea Pasquettin .... production coordinator
Paul Ray II .... EPK photographer and camera assistant
Eric Reitz .... production assistant
Sergio Rossi .... data wrangler
Kathrin Wiesenmuller .... team assistant
Masako Yoneyama .... support: still photography
Jerry Ziniewicz .... caterer
Vincent Albo .... special thanks
Nanette Apuya .... special thanks
William Butler .... special thanks
Carlo Carere .... special thanks
Gary Davis .... special thanks
Mike Dunay .... special thanks
Peter Garcia .... special thanks
Albert Hasson .... special thanks
Jeremy Hayward .... special thanks
Ben Holabird .... special thanks
Peggy Holabird .... special thanks
Bradley Holzer .... special thanks (as Brad Holzer)
C. Courtney Joyner .... special thanks
Sally H. Keim .... special thanks
Dhani Lipsius .... special thanks (as Danny Lipsius)
Armand Mastroianni .... special thanks
John McCutcheon .... special thanks
Matteo Nebiolo .... special thanks
Sarah Paul .... special thanks
Darin Scott .... special thanks
Vernon Shaw .... special thanks
Marco Solis .... special thanks
Christa Sos .... special thanks
Hitomi Takada .... special thanks

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Rated R for drug content, language, some sexuality/nudity and violence
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Kyle:[lying in the ghost machine coffin] If you see any spikes shoot out from the sides... pull me outSee more »
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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Watchable and engaging little yarn if you like a good simple plot, 14 November 2012
Author: Hardlok

This is a simple story revolving around three men, a love interest, and a mystical coffin.

The original title was "Box of Shadows", and if you think of coffins as just boxes, and deep latent desires as shadows, then the title is great. But I like the current title, The Ghostmaker, because it is more direct and relevant when presented with trailers or synopses.

The storyline revolves around a long lost coffin invented by a mad man centuries ago. It is soon uncovered by Kyle, a good looking college junkie who only cares about refurbishing used collectibles for resale to fund his addiction and his lavish lifestyle with girlfriend Julie. Joined by his two buddies -- Sutton, a wheelchair-bound college mate who generously sponsors his board and lodging, and Platt, a steady, down-to-earth intellectual -- Kyle uncovers hidden biomechanical contraptions while cleaning out the casket, and ropes them in to figure out the who's, whats and how-much of the treasure.

As it turns out, the contraption has mysterious powers that give the living "occupant" a taste of the afterlife for a few short minutes. As the story unfolds, we discover how these addictive escapades unleash the deepest, darkest shadows trapped inside the kids. But their wanton abuse of the ghostmaker carries a heavy price, as the trio soon discover and subsequently attempt to outwit.

The story plods along smoothly and at a comfortable pace, drawing the viewers into the scenes and engaging their empathy with the characters. The smooth continuity and flow helped me to enjoy my voyeuristic journey with Kyle, Sutton and Platt, to discover exactly what dark secrets and consequences lie beneath the ghostmaker. The elements of suspense and science fiction help to cast away our sense of logic and doubts, to just enjoy the movie for the simple premise that it offers: a glimpse of what is possible if we can affirm the existence of the afterlife; to experience extra-corporeal abilities; and to explore how such newfound powers can simultaneously inspire and corrupt our mortal consciousness.

Overall, this is not a high-budget flick, but it makes optimal use of limited resources to convey an interesting plot in a simple, engaging way. The possibilities of ghostmaking are broad enough that there is even some potential left for a sequel!

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