Exit director Ben Lawrence launches trailer for his first feature length documentary 'Ghosthunter'

Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 7.38.08 am.jpgThe trailer and poster for Exit director Ben Lawrence's first feature length documentary Ghosthunter has been released.

Ghosthunter follows Jason King, a Western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter, who has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, a horrific family secret is exposed - forcing him to confront a brutal past in order to reclaim his future.

Says Ben Lawrence, director, Exit Films: "As humans, we have to forget in order to survive, but we have this burning desire to remember what happened. It's this struggle that lies at the heart of the film."

Ben Lawrence is an award winning director of short films and commercials, as part of the collective at Exit films .

View Ben Lawrence's reel here.

Ghosthunter is funded by Screen Australia, SBS, Exit Films, philanthropic donations and private investment. It was chosen as one of the six social impact films for 2017 by Goodpitch Australia.

Ghosthunter will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival where it is being showcased in the highly regarded documentary section.

Following its world premiere, Ghosthunter will screen at the prestigious Sheffield International Documentary Festival, where it has been nominated for an Illuminate Award.

The film will receive a theatrical release across Australia in early 2019.

Website: www.ghosthunterthemovie.com.


For commercial enquiries contact executive producer (Australia) Leah Churchill-Brown leah@exit.com.au or executive producer Declan Cahill (New Zealand) declan@exitfims.com.


TK said:

This sounds amazing. Looking forward to catching it when it comes out. Congratualtions Ben!

Annie Kinnane said:

A very very special screening @SFF last night … such a powerful doco, with so many twists and turns. What an achievement. A massive congratulations to Ben and Rebecca. Can't imagine what it must have taken to get it across the finish line.

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