A boutique production company creating handcrafted stories.

We make films, commercials, and music videos. Let us tell your story today.

Motke Dapp 2016 Director's Reel

Not just pretty faces and decadent visuals.

Our desire is for everyone involved to be as pleased as a toddler in a pool of kittens.

From start to finish. Every project.

What is Paper Ghost Pictures?

We're making a feature film. We'd love for you to join the adventure. Learn more at our Kickstarter Page.

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.

We've worked with some great people

Downy, Febreze, Procter and Gamble, Possible, Hyatt, Barefoot Proximity/Omnimedia,
ChoreMonster, Vigilant Technology Solutions, Drive Media House, and many others.

We'd love to add your name to the list.

CyberDNA™: Real Security for Network Professionals

In a world of bland and scare tactic-based IT commercials, Paper Ghost Pictures was given the task of helping Vigilant Technology Solutions communicate their IT security solutions in a non-traditional way. We're very proud of the results and hope you enjoy it!

Sorry About Tomorrow

Trailer for the short film Sorry About Tomorrow - Currently in the festival circuit

ChoreMonster: your kids will beg to do chores

Full length online ad for a fun start up company.

Stories are important.

We pride ourselves in telling good stories. We want to tell yours.

Let's chat.

Phone: 615.491.0777 | Email: info@paperghostpictures.com