Rob Ulitski - 4th Feb 2021

Dominic Lahiff pays homage to New York City in his striking black and white promo for Ghost.

Backdropped by the haunting - yet strangely optimistic - empty streets of Times Square, Ghost is shown performing as the rest of the world is locked inside. 

Intended to show the grit and resilience of New York and the wider world against this crisis, Lahiff knows it's only a matter of time until we are out and back to normal again. This visual acts as a stopgap between now and then, with beautiful flair and a high-contrast aesthetic which perfectly suits the piece. 

DOMINIC LAHIFF: 

The film is intended as a musical poem to the indomitable spirit of New York City.

"With Broadway storefronts shuttered and its stages dark, one NY dancer uses Times Square's neon-soaked streets as his canvas, and turns a year of pain into a symphony of beauty.

"The Ghost of New York is living proof that creativity will thrive even in the hardest of times and the spirit of this great city will never die. Shot on 16mm reversal stock in May of 2020, during the height of the pandemic, with a skeleton crew of 2 POC, this film is intended as a musical poem to the indomitable spirit of New York City."

Credits

DirectorDominic Lahiff
ProducerCynthia Angel
Production CompanyD L A Films
Director of PhotographyChristian Padron
EditorJonathan Wing
ColouristMikey Rossiter
Other creditsComposer- Jonathan Wing

Rob Ulitski - 4th Feb 2021

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