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Family can be haunting.

 
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Ted Reynolds, an aging comedian, copes with his fading fame by living a quiet life away from the spotlight with his wife Clara in rural New England. When they invite their two daughters —a pair of former child stars—home to celebrate the family dog's birthday, the vodka-loving clan devolves into a drunken mess. While Ted and his daughters rehash old wounds, Clara finds herself face to face with a supernatural spirit that only she can see.

Clara’s Ghost is written and directed by Bridey Elliott who also stars in the film. Bridey, imitates life through art, blending a voyeuristic look into the cattiness of a family steeped in show business with the unsettling elements of a traditional, fictional ghost story. Bridey casts herself; her father Chris Elliott; her mother Paula Elliott; and her sister Abby Elliott (Julie) to riff on their own identities as a multigenerational family of performers.

 "the film is a work of great daring."
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Vanity Fair

"Clara’s Ghost is brilliant in the way it negotiates the hysterical and the quite tragic, the claustrophobic and the warm."
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The Playlist

"a tender portrait of a neglected woman seeking solace in her vivid, perhaps deranged, imagination."
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The Hollywood Reporter

"I laughed quite a bit..."
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Filmmaker Magazine

"Bridey Elliott can expectedly churn out clever bon mots, but she also can effortlessly switch from funny to creepy."
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Film Threat

"Clara is a star, the type of complex woman Hollywood too often ignores."
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Thrillist

"all the Elliotts bring their A-games to the film."
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The Baltimore Sun


SCREENINGS

February 14, 2019
THE FUTURE OF FILM IS FEMALE, PART 2
New York, NY

December 7, 2018
IN SELECT THEATERS

November 4, 2018
INDIE MEMPHIS
Best Narrative Feature
Memphis, TN

October 18, 2018
EASTERN OREGON
La Grande, OR

September 22, 2018
SUNDANCE HONG KONG
Hong Kong

June 24 & 25, 2018
CINEPOCALYPSE
Best Actress, Paula Niedert Elliott
Chicago, IL

June 21, 2018
BAM CINEMAFEST
Brooklyn, NY

June 13, 2018
HOMEBREWED at the Ragtag Cinema
Columbia, MO

June 6-10, 2018
LVFF
Las Vegas, NV

May 4 & 5, 2018
MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Baltimore, MD

April 19 & 20, 2018
SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
Sarasota, FL

April 16, 2018
ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
Atlanta, GA

April 6 & 7, 2018
WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL
Madison, WI
(w/Let's Scare Jessica to Death!)

March 24, 2018
TREEFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL, FILMFORT
Boise, ID

January 19, 2018
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Park City, UT

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
Bridey Elliott

PRODUCED BY Sarah Winshall

CLARA REYNOLDS
Paula Niedert Elliott 
TED REYNOLDS Chris Elliott 
JULIE REYNOLDS Abby Elliott 
RILEY REYNOLDS Bridey Elliott 
JOE Haley Joel Osment 
ADELIA Isidora Goreshter  

PRODUCER
 Rachel Nederveld
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Markus Mentzer 
EDITED BY Patrick Lawrence 
MUSIC BY Stella Mozgawa 
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Tory Noll 
COSTUME DESIGNER Caitlin Doukas
SOUND DESIGNER Fred Paragano

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS 
Christopher Burch 
Chloe Gordon 
Daniel Powell 

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS 
Julia & Kevin Hartz 
Sujay Jaswa 
Ari Stidham

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS 
Stephanie Szerlip
Francis Capone 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS 
Eliza Cash 
Angela & Chris Cohan 
Sakurako Fisher 
Bing Gordon 
David Kelley 
Vinod & Neeru Khosla 
John Tyson