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Chasing Ghosts (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 21 April 2015 (USA)
Lucas Simons, an 11 year-old filmmaker, is obsessed with death after the loss of his brother. When Lucas accidentally captures a mysterious presence in one of his films, he inadvertently ... See full summary »


Joshua Shreve (as Josh Shreve)


Josh Chesler (screenplay by)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Nichols ... Lucas Simons
Tim Meadows ... Chris Brighton
Robyn Lively ... Lydia Simons
W. Earl Brown ... Roger Simons
Meyrick Murphy ... Kimberly
Bryson Sams ... Jake Simons
Frances Conroy ... Dara
Susannah Devereux ... Susan Parker
Rebecca Lines ... Paula
John Newberg ... Bob
Lois Ammet Lois Ammet ... Cello Teacher
Emily Landham ... Catherine Goodwin
Paul Alan Jones Paul Alan Jones ... Sleeping Cameraman (as Paul Jones)
Michael Stacy Michael Stacy ... Ghostbuster Kid
Tate Blunt Tate Blunt ... Athletic Kid




Lucas Simons, an 11 year-old filmmaker, is obsessed with death after the loss of his brother. When Lucas accidentally captures a mysterious presence in one of his films, he inadvertently becomes a YouTube phenomenon, and must learn to live life in the spotlight while also learning how to once again start living life to its fullest. Written by Josh Chesler

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Death is overrated.


Comedy | Drama | Family


Not Rated

Did You Know?


The film was shot in May, 2013, under the title 'Anyone's Ghost'. A 1 minute 24 second teaser video was published 8/30/2013 under the title "Anyone's Ghost". Its official trailer video was published 11/11/2013 under the title "Chasing Ghosts". The use of "Anyone's Ghost" as the title of a single by the band "The National" may have contributed to the film's title change. See more »


Chris Brighton: Things Happen. Every experience is Priceless. And Every Experience Ultimately Ends. That's Life!
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Fantastic in every way
26 April 2015 | by seedpetalSee all my reviews

Chasing Ghosts is a touching movie about a boy, Lucas, trying to figure out what death is all about because he had to deal with an incredible loss at such a young age. He does not seek out help from his parents because they too are hurting in their own way and have lost the capability to connect with him in a way he understands. Instead, he looks for answers at other funerals, and from a man, Chris, who had a first hand encounter with death himself. There is also a love interest in the boy's life with the girl next door, Kimberly, who shares the same personality quirks. There was nothing at all about the movie I did not like. The stereotype of having an overweight redheaded kid as the bully was the only thing that could have been changed. The two children act a bit old for their age but life experience changes children in a profound way and the influence of what parents let their kids do makes each child different. The acting was amazing from everyone in the movie, and the layers of each person's individual story line were seamlessly brought together as a whole throughout the film. The element of loss is directly and indirectly addressed with cliché's but it was put forth in a way that seemed like it was the first time anyone had said it. Kimberly is insanely adorable and Lucas is mega talented. The parents were very believable and Chris's character was heart warming. The score was great. This is the first movie ever that I watched for the second time immediately.

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21 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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