About the Film
Deep in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a Gold Rush settlement boomed and withered with changing fortune. Today, the few remaining residents fight to keep their community, and their memory, alive. Shot on B&W Super 16mm, floating between document and dream, "Refusing to Ghost" is a tale of tales and portrait of a rural town’s struggle for survival in the American West.
Independently produced by wife & husband team Sara Ross-Samko and Chris Dennis, "Refusing to Ghost" is an impressionist portrait shot lovingly on Super 16mm film.
Grants & Awards
Kodak/Kickstarter Film Initiative Grant
Berlinale Talents Project Lab - Doc Station
Selection: IFP Project Forum, Spotlight on Documentaries
Winner - American Documentary Film Fund Pitch Competition
Panavision New Filmmaker Grant