Ghost Street is a hard-hitting, Road Safety viral commissioned by Newcastle City Council. The story follows Tabby – a teenage girl who enters a strange new world after a horrific road accident. Shot in 2 days on a modest budget with a young amateur cast the film was launched online to help spread the message of Road safety to young people. The end product is a memorable short film in its own right that went on to pick up several awards.
Client: Newcastle City Council
Production Company: Future & Co
Director: Steven Boyle
Producer: Chris Chapman
Screenplay: Chris Chapman
DOP: Simon August
Prosthetics and Make-up: Michael Birtley
Editor: Mark Lediard
2011 New York Festivals – Best Short Film – Silver
Ghost Street won the Silver award for Best Short Film at the 2011 New York Festivals – World’s Best Television & Film Awards. It beat off entries from 35 countries to become one of 8 finalists in the category and the only film selected from the UK.
2010 IVCA Awards, The Laurus Award – Highly Commended.
2010 Royal Television Society Awards – Best Drama
Judges comments “Ghost Street had outstanding performances from the young cast – helped by some incredible make-up. It was very well crafted – extremely effective for its target audience – and was a great short drama in its own right.”
2010 Royal Television Society Awards – Craft award for Directing
Judges comments: “We agreed that the skill needed to bring all aspects of a production together showed true professional excellence”.