Director: Paul Wilkins | 2023 | 92 mins | Thriller | UK | English
Gilliger Graham, a struggling writer, is told by his agent that he must produce a hit novel if he is to save his career.
He decamps to his old family home, where his father, who was once a very successful writer, had died under mysterious circumstances many years before. Disturbed by the reminders of his old family life, Gilliger struggles to find his muse, and driven to drink, he stumbles across an old hidden manuscript – his father’s unfinished, last novel.
He soon realises the novel is better than anything he can write himself and decides to plagiarize the book, and begins transposing it to his laptop. Then, his real troubles begin. Haunted by the characters from the book, he begins to understand that the novel is a part confessional, which implicates his deceased father at the center of a murder…
The Ghost Writer is a psychological horror about a man battling the demons of his father’s past to overcome his own, and find redemption.
“THE GHOST WRITER IS A UNIQUE TAKE ON WELL-TRODDEN TERRAIN, OFFERING GREAT PERFORMANCES FROM ITS SMALL CAST.”
– MOVING PICTURES FILM CLUB
“LUKE MABLY IS MARVELLOUS AT BOTH THE RATIONAL AND IRRATIONAL MOMENTS, WAKING NIGHTMARES AND VIVID DREAMS.”
Paul Wilkins – Director
Luke Mably (Prince and Me, 28 Days Later)
Andrea Deck (The Crown, Hanna)
Brendan Patricks (Downton Abbey, Traitors)
Robert Portal (The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn)
Matthew Jure (Undertow, Macbeth)
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