International Competition

Ghost Train

James Fleming, Kelly Hucker
Screening time  
23.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
24.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
25.02. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
A spellbinding story about love, fantasy and the tricky business of facing death.

When 84-year-old Geoff steps into Dracula’s, a vampire-themed cabaret theatre, he receives a welcome distraction from the strain of caring for his ailing wife. At the ghoulish burlesque shows, he pursues an unlikely friendship with a young female performer. Alternately humorous and macabre, Ghost Train is a spellbinding story about love, fantasy and the tricky business of facing death.


James Fleming

James Fleming is a Melburnian filmmaker and lawyer. He studied philosophy, anthropology and law and was captivated by ethnographic films about faraway tribal societies. After graduating, he worked as a community lawyer and began making documentaries as a way of exploring how people and society tick and to advocate for change. James continues to practice law and runs Camera Electrica, a production company, whilst pursuing other creative projects.


Kelly Hucker

Kelly Hucker is an Australian filmmaker born in 1983. Hucker completed her studies at Brighton Bay school of Art, Design & Photography in Melbourne. In 2010 she completed her Bachelor Degree in Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her award-winning graduating film, Kwik Fix, has since shown at over 15 local and international festivals. Ghost Train is’s her first foray into documentary filmmaking.

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Ghost Train

2013, 14' 34'', DCP

Directed by:
James Fleming, Kelly Hucker

James Fleming

Edited by:
James Fleming, Kelly Hucker

James Fleming, Kelly Hucker

Produced by:
Camera Electrica

Festivals & Awards:

Hot Docs 2014 – Best Short Award; Stanley Film Festival 2014 – Grand Jury Award Best Short; Australian Human Rights and Arts Film Festival 2014 – Audience Award; Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014 – Best Short Documentary; Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival 2014; Melbourne International Film Festival 2014; Tribeca International Film Festival 2014