The “SPIRIT BOX” series is GHOSTBUSTERS meets STRANGER THINGS.
A troubled teenager reeling from the mysterious death of his parents is tasked to save New York City from a plethora of ghosts released from Japanese spirit boxes leading him to his family's darkest secrets.
Get out of the BOX.
SPIRIT BOX's title is quite appropriate. The box containing spirits is not at issue here. Instead, it's a metaphor about how people feel trapped inside their own boxes that they create for themselves. This work is about the protagonist who breaks out of his comfort zone in order to save the world. He can only search for truth by thinking and acting outside the box, which is the only way to discover it.
We are committed to promoting Japanese culture and adapting it to a more contemporary approach to film making. In addition, we wish to make sure that our work reflects a character that is relatable to everyone. An example that demonstrates overcoming differences and prejudices in order to find balance and harmony among all people.
Principal photography - November 2021.
Completed in 2023.
“SPIRIT BOX” was a finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards and quarter finalist in the Big Break screenwriting contest, the WeScreenplay TV contest and the ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition.