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    Producer - Alison Reddihough & Simon Corris

    Director - Simon Corris

    Writer - Alison Reddihough & Simon Corris


    Format - 16mm, Short Film

    Running Time - 5 minutes

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    "The Essay" is our first 16mm short film, shot over a single day in 1999. Follow the link below to read an extract on the making of this film from our book, "How To Make Great Short Feature Films: The Making Of Ghosthunter".






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    Production Stills

    Follow the link below to view the Production Stills for "The Essay".








The Story

"The Essay" is an amusing study of how easy it is to waste time and distract yourself when you're supposed to be getting on with something. A student sits down in the morning to write an essay on 'Hamlet'. Several hours later the paper is still blank. Will she finish it by the end of the day? Or will endless cups of coffee/daytime TV/the radio/filing her nails win the day?

The Project

"The Essay" is Amulet Films first 16mm short film. It was shot over a single day in March 1999 and is 5 minutes long.

The Essay Merchandise

Ghosthunter & Moth - Double DVD


The Essay & Moth
Double DVD Set - OUT OF STOCK (Free P&P)*

* Free post & packaging to the UK only. For deliveries outside the UK, please email us for international shipping rates.