Chasing Ghosts

DVD Release: April 21, 2015
Chasing Ghosts


Lucas Simons, an 11-year-old filmmaker, is obsessed with death after the loss of his brother. When Lucas accidentally captures a mysterious presence in one of his films, he inadvertently becomes a YouTube phenomenon, and must learn to live life in the spotlight while also learning to once again start living life to its fullest.

Dove Review

Everyone must face death in his or her lifetime, whether a friend, loved one or acquaintance, and it is hard for some to except the inevitability and finality of death. Lucas lost his older brother in an accident and he is trying to deal with that loss in his own way. He is filming funerals trying to get some answers, but when he sees something unexplainable in one of his films, he tries to find out what it could be. When he posts the clip on the Internet, things change for him and his family.

Lucas meets with a man who has faced death, hoping Chris can give him the information he seeks. The relationship between the two leads to answers that help Lucas. Chris helps the young boy see that it is OK to miss his brother, and there will always be things that happen in a person’s life that cannot be explained or may cause him to question his beliefs. Chris encourages Lucas to always focus on the present and the magic moments in life, so when bad things happen he can look at the memories and remember life.

This movie receives our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages, but caution that there may be issues about death that younger children may not understand.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Girl kisses boy.
Language: My gosh-1; jerks-1; I suck-2.
Violence: Boys bullying classmates; man found on floor in his house; poking a dead bloody squirrel with a knife.
Drugs: Picture of man with cigarette in mouth; couple drinking wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Scenes of funerals; scary movie posters and magazine covers; an unexplained image on film; rude attitudes toward others; calling a friend a liar; dealing with death.


Company: Alchemy
Writer: Josh Chesler
Director: Joshua Shreve
Producer: Paul Hensler
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe