Ghost Story, A Film’s Death & Resurrection: Chapter Five: Resurrection

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions In 1999, toward the end of production,  I lost my $9/hour job, and we had to stop. I had a half-assed climax/ending, no money, and no means to edit the film. We shot on Kodak Double X Negative 16mm film stock, and back then to get … Continue reading Ghost Story, A Film’s Death & Resurrection: Chapter Five: Resurrection

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Ghost Story- A Film’s Death & Resurrection- Chapter 4

Filming Without a Camera By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions The great film director Samuel Fuller once said, “Save your money for the end.” The hardest part of making any movie is the climax, and we struggled to find ours. I wasn’t satisfied with the ending we had written, so I was … Continue reading Ghost Story- A Film’s Death & Resurrection- Chapter 4

Ghost Story, A Film’s Death & Resurrection: Chapter Three

  The Day to End All Days By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions We had two days in which to shoot our ghost character. Chelsea Miller (pictured above), who played our ghost, lived in upstate New York, so she wasn’t readily available. We had a full day planned to shoot her major … Continue reading Ghost Story, A Film’s Death & Resurrection: Chapter Three

Ghost Story- A Film’s Death & Resurrection: Chapter Two

It’s Hailing Dolly Shots By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions In the days before smaller lightweight digital cameras and sliders, you needed a dolly if you wanted to move the camera. Dolly shots are never easy, and they usually take a while to set up. Tracks need to be laid, and a … Continue reading Ghost Story- A Film’s Death & Resurrection: Chapter Two

Ghost Story- A Film’s Death and Resurrection: Chapter One

Script Dreams and Film Reality By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions In  late 1998, my friend Joseph Bongiorno and I wrote our first short film.  It was a rather ambitious script. The working title: Ghost Story. It was about a group of friends reuniting. One of them, the new owner of a … Continue reading Ghost Story- A Film’s Death and Resurrection: Chapter One