Madman Entertainment has revealed the trailer and poster for director Ben Lawrence’s first feature length documentary Ghosthunter, hot off the heels of the announcement it will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.
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.
“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,” said director, Ben Lawrence
Ben Lawrence is an award-winning director of short films and commercials, as part of the collective at Exit films, alongside directors such as Garth Davis (Lion) and Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride) he is the next director to watch to make the successful leap from shorts/commercials to feature film. The son of acclaimed Australian director Ray Lawrence (Lantana), Ghosthunter is Ben’s debut feature.
Ghosthunter’s world premiere at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival, will have it showcased in the highly regarded documentary section. Details here. The film will receive a theatrical release across Australia in early 2019.
You can keep up to date with Ghosthunter at www.ghosthunterthemovie.com