NO GHOST IN THE MORGUE

A FILM BY MARILYN COOKE

Short Film – Québec – 2022 – 16 min
Color | French and Creole with English subtitles | 1.66:1 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

Medical student Keity wants to become a surgeon like her mother and grandmother. But after her first operation takes a dramatic turn, she has to accept an internship at the morgue. Between her dead patients, her unconventional colleagues and seeing her grandmother’s spirit, she tries to tough it out.

Cast

Schelby Jean-Baptiste, Michel Laperrière, Ariane Bérubé, Mireille Métellus, Alexandra Laferrière, Djennie Laguerre

Crew

DIRECTOR : Marilyn Cooke
WRITER : Marilyn Cooke
PRODUCERS : Kelyna N. Lauzier and Macha Houssart (La 115e)
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Juliette Lossky
PRODUCTION DESIGN : Maryse Touchette
SOUND DESIGN : Olivier Calvert
SOUND MIXING : Joey Simas
EDITING : Myriam Magassouba
MUSIC : Pierre-Philippe Côté (Pilou)

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

As a writer-director, Marilyn brings complex female characters and dreamlike worlds to the screen. No Ghost in the Morgue is her third short film. Her previous short (Wanted: Strong Woman) screened in over 35 festivals, including Palm Springs, Vienna Shorts and Dresden and received 7 mentions and awards, including Best Director Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. She is currently developing her first feature film, which received support from TIFF’s Filmmaker Lab.

FILMOGRAPHY

La fille du manguier | In development, Fiction feature film

No Ghost in the Morgue | 2022, Fiction short film

Wanted: Strong Woman | 2019, Fiction short film

Nothing But Us | 2015, Fiction short film

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, 2022

Mill Valley Film Festival, 2022

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), 2022

Drunken Film Fest Oakland,  2022

FIN Atlantic, 2022

Calgary International Film Festival,  2022  *BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Festival de Cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 2022

Talent tout Court — Clermont-Ferrand, 2022

Santa Barbara Film Festival,  2022 **Best Narrative Short Winner

Gala Prends Ça Court!, 2022

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, 2022

Krakow Film Festival, 2022

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2022

DC Shorts, 2022

Flickers’ Rhode Island, 2022