Ghost Light Directed
John Stimpson USA / 2018 / 101 minutes East Coast Premiere
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Ghost Light is a haunted comedy about the absurd, but very seriously regarded, superstitions of the theatre, specifically those surrounding Shakespeare’s Macbeth. When a disgruntled and arrogant understudy tempts fate by uttering the forbidden name of the “Scottish King” on stage, the sorcery of the Bard’s witches overwhelms the production leading to chaos, misfortune and death. All's well that ends well... but not for everyone.
John Stimpson is a Massachusetts based filmmaker dedicated to building the industry in his home state. A graduate of Harvard College and former President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, he did a stint in LA before returning home and building his career in Boston and now Worcester, MA. With 12 features under his belt as director and many others as writer, editor, producer or consultant, John believes that motion pictures are the ultimate collaborative creative medium, and that the work is too difficult for it not to be fun.
Executive Producer(s): Jennifer Chisholm, William Earon
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