21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024 Globe Cinema


United States, 2024: 115 minutes: International Premiere
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When a construction worker unexpectedly joins a local theatre’s production of ROMEO AND JULIET, the drama onstage starts to mirror his own life.

Melancholic construction worker Dan Mueller is a blue-collar father and husband trying to cope with the suicide of his son a year earlier. When an actor named Rita draws Dan into her small community theater’s production of ROMEO AND JULIET, Dan meets a group of small-time thespians whose friendship helps him move forward through grief, despite keeping the role a secret from his wife and daughter. However, as the drama onstage starts to resemble his life, he and his family are forced to confront a personal loss.

Sundance Film Festival 2024
SXSW 2024

Kelly O'Sullivan is a writer, director and actor. She wrote and starred in SAINT FRANCES which premiered at SXSW and won a Special Jury Prize for "Breakthrough Voice" and the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Kelly received a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Actor, a John Cassavetes nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards and was also named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film." Kelly was recently seen in Cooper Raiff's acclaimed 2022 film CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, and will next be seen in the independent films HANGDOG, directed by Matt Cascella and THE GRADUATES by Hannah Peterson. She has also had several television roles and theater credits. Kelly recently made her debut behind the camera with the short film MY SUMMER VACTION. GHOSTLIGHT is her feature directorial debut.

Alex Thompson is a writer, director and producer based in Chicago. His debut feature, SAINT FRANCES, premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and won the Grand Jury prize for "Breakthrough Voice" and the Audience Award.

press for Ghostlight

"A little indie gem that comes together almost perfectly."
- The Playlist
"A beautifully woven tale on the constructive ways that life and art reflect, propel, and imitate each other."
- Harper's Bazaar


Narrative / Drama / Woman Director

115 minutes


Kelly O’Sullivan
Alex Thompson

Ian Keiser
Alex Wilson
Pierce Cravens
Eddie Linker
Chelsea Krant
Alex Thompson

Kelly O’Sullivan

Luke Dyra

Keith Kupferer
Katherine Mallen Kupferer
Tara Mallen
Dolly De Leon

Quinn Tsan


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