A boutique production company creating handcrafted stories.
We make films, commercials, and music videos. Let us tell your story today.
A few of the clients we've worked with over the years
What is Paper Ghost Pictures?
Paper Ghost Pictures is a boutique production company and an award winning team of filmmakers. Led by Motke Dapp and Ryan Hartsock, they strive to create strong stories and messages through visually compelling films, commercials and various digital media.
In July of 2014, the team made a short film called Contrary to Likeness as part of the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. This film won Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Graphics. The film went on to compete at Filmapalooza 2015 in Hollywood. Among other awards (Best Director, Best Editing, Best Set Design, and Best Graphics), the film has been chosen to screen at the Cannes Film Festival this May.
In summer of 2013, they created a short film called "Sorry About Tomorrow," which won several awards at the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project, including Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Director, Best Sound Design, and Best Actress. The film was chosen as an official selection of over ten film festivals so far including Cinequest, Seattle International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival (where it was runner up for Best Tennessee Short), and was one of twenty five films chosen for the PBS Online Film Festival.
In addition to films, Paper Ghost Pictures produces commercials, music videos and motion graphics. To contact us or learn more about what we can offer you, please reach us at info (at) paperghostpictures (dot) com.
Contrary to Likeness (short)
Sorry About Tomorrow (short)
The Upside of Down (short)
Lime and Davenport (short)
the Many Monsters of Sadness
The Once Mighty (short)
The Department of Thoughts and Intentions (short)
Yellow (short short)
The Extra Hour | Downy & Febreze Sleep Collections - Long-form Video for Web - Winner of 2 Addy's in Cincinnati (Best in Show and Best Digital Video)
Once a Month Meals - Quick how to promo video
Vigilant Technology Solutions - CyberDNA™: Real Security for Network Professionals - Long-form Video for Web
ChoreMonster - Your Kids Will Beg To Do Chores - 30 Second Spot for Direct TV
ChoreMonster - Your Kids Will Beg To Do Chores - Long-form Video for Web
Bleeding Tongue by Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes (music video)
ChoreMonster Mini Doc (documentary)