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Ghost Girl
Winner of Best Direction / Acting
“A mature and tightly skilled depiction of the strain of success, artistic honesty, and abandonment on a friendship.” – F3 Film Magazine
Ghost Girl  US  Narrative   
On the night before she is set to leave New Orleans to audition for a high-budget television pilot in Los Angeles, Ashley must overcome her best friend and closest collaborator's attempts to thwart her ambitions as this sudden opportunity reveals the long-festering differences between the two of them.
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Paavo Hanninen
Director Bio :
Paavo Hanninen is a writer and director in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2018, his short film, Tourist, won the Hammer-to-Nail short film competition and played at Austin Film Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, Oxford, and New Orleans film festivals. In 2021, his short film Ghost Girl premiered at Sun Valley Film Festival, and his other latest short, I Think I’m Dying, will have its world premiere on Shortoftheweek.com this June. His work has been featured on nobudge.com, shortoftheweek.com, directorsnotes.com, and Omeleto. Recently, his feature screenplay Remote View was named a finalist for the 2021 Almanack Screenwriters Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. Outside his own writing and directing, Paavo also works professionally in documentary film. The feature documentary The Neutral Ground for which Paavo served as Director of Photography premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival before playing POV on PBS in July.
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