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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | The Spirit Game — The Film

The Spirit Game — The Film

Last week was pretty exciting. I got sneak peeks at the filming of The Spirit Game from afar, via Facebook – and I can finally tell you more and share some photos!

The Spirit Game is a short film directed by Craig Goodwilland based on my novel WE HEAR THE DEAD. It will be released in early 2013 and will make the rounds of film festivals next year. Filming was done at Melody Ranch Studios, the place where Deadwood was filmed.
This is a photo of the principal cast, seated around the séance table.
The lovely Katie Boland is a perfect Maggie Fox.
Katherine Isabelle plays her enigmatic younger sister Kate.
Their older sister Leah, the brains behind the séance business, is played by British model and actress Liberty Ross.
Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk plays the part of Mrs. Hopkins, a grieving mother who has come to the Fox sisters to speak to her dead daughter.

And I am thrilled that well known actor Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny, Mad Men, etc.) is playing the part of Mr. Hopkins, a reluctant participant in the séance with a few skeletons in his closet.
You can “like” The Spirit Game on Facebook to see LOTS more production photos, and I finally broke down and created my own Facebook author page too, where I will post updates.
You know how when it rains, it pours? Yeah, it feels like that right now – with The Spirit Game in production, promotions for The Caged Graves soon to start, The Eighth Day #1 to revise and The Eighth Day #2 to write … But it’s a happy kind of downpour! 

23 Responses to The Spirit Game — The Film

  1. How long is a short film? For some reason I was thinking short, as in Pixar short, short. 😀

    Looking cool so far!

  2. Yes, that’s right. SHORT.
    In this case, seven minutes, I believe.

  3. SA Larsenッ says:

    I am so excited for you, Dianne. I’ve been keeping up with your comments of FB or here about the progress. It would be so cool if a larger studio picked up this short and produced it into a full-length film. Hoping for you…

  4. Tonja says:

    So exciting!!!

  5. Julie Dao says:

    How freaking COOL is that?!?! Ditto what SA Larsen said… it would be amazing if the short became a feature-length film!

  6. Lydia Kang says:

    That is so exciting! The only reason I know Liberty Ross is…wasn’t it her hubby that cheated with K-Stew? Man, I know too much gossip…bad me.

    So exciting! You must be thrilled to bits!

  7. What a fabulous cast! So exciting!

  8. Awesome, awesome! Yay for happy downpour : )

  9. I’ve been loving seeing the pictures on FB. Is this something regular folks will be able to see at some point?

  10. I really would love to see this film!! Great blog by the way 🙂

  11. So glad for such a happy downpour…long may it rain. :~)
    The pictures are amazing!!! Couldn’t be more excited for you.

    xoxo bru

  12. Totally, totally, TOTALLY exciting! (And you seem so… so… so… normal…) I am so very happy for you.

  13. I love those costumes!

  14. LTM says:

    OMG! How exciting is THAT? Those girls are all lovely, and the Nanny dad! LOL! That’s awesome. 😀 <3

  15. Robin says:

    You’re getting some awesome rain. I hope you’re dancing in it!

  16. T. Drecker says:

    That’s amazing! And what a great cast! And yes, I’m screaming all this because it’s sooooo exciting! Enjoy it 🙂

  17. Susan Fields says:

    That is a happy kind of downpour – congrats and enjoy!

  18. Oh wow. I can’t imagine anything being more exciting!

  19. Susan Oloier says:

    This is absolutely thrilling! Enjoy every crazy minute of it.

  20. Julia Tomiak says:

    Dianne, how exciting! Is it weird to have your characters cast? Your comments about the actors were all positive- I hope they meet your expectations! Good luck keeping up with the rain!