By Jordan Raup, The Film Stage
Cody Stokes first came onto our radar back in 2014 as co-writer, editor, and cinematographer of Nathan Silver’s Uncertain Terms, and now he’s completed his directorial feature debut The Ghost Who Walks. A stylish, holiday-set crime thriller-meets-family drama, it’s set to make its world premiere at the Sidewalk Film Festival this month and we’re pleased to exclusively premiere the trailer.
“When I talk about my film The Ghost Who Walks, my elevator pitch is that it’s Carlito’s Way meets It’s a Wonderful Life,” says Stokes. “It’s a Christmas film, a crime thriller, and a family drama all rolled into one. Then doused in hard liquor and covered with broken glass.
The Ghost Who Walks, lensed by Michael Lockridge, plays at Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, August 24. It stars Garland Scott (The Infiltrators), Frank Mosley (Upstream Color, Chained for Life), Alexia Rasmussen (Master of None, The Comedy), Gil Darnell (Beyond the Lights), and Dasha Nekrasova(Mr. Robot).