Cast and Crew
Igor was born in a town called Saint Nazaire on the French Atlantic coast. Passionate about cinéma since he was 5, when he first saw Jurassic Park, he moved to Paris at the age of 18 and attended the international cinema school, EICAR. In 2012 he was cast in his first professional play and went on to graduate from the Université Paris 8 in 2013. Switching Paris for Chicago, he started taking acting classes at Second City and was quickly cast in a production called Love can Fall in a Pile of Shit, directed by the director of the acting department at Second City. At the same time he helped create a web series called Love Rules that is currently available on YouTube. He is very exited and proud to be the director of Ghosts in the Ink and can't wait to bring the script to life!
Alexandra Miller is a Chicago based actress, singer, dancer, and model. She began her artistic journey by singing, which led to her to Musical Theater. Her love for combining music, acting, and dancing flourished at a young age. She took these skills to Columbia College Chicago where she graduated with a BA in Musical Theater. From working with Chicago’s Rising Stars Theater Company to singing at Carnegie Hall, she has performed in many different venues across the states. Alexandra has also turned her love for the arts towards film. Her on-screen debut was in Concordia, a film by Chicago local, Nat Alder. Since then, she has worked with musicians such as Taylor Bennett and The Peekaboos in music videos and other artists in short films. Her love for performing continues into modeling. She has runway and commercial print experience and has recently worked with Simply Luxe Bridal and high fashion brand, CLEONS. She is currently the Model Coach at Chicago Performing Arts where she is working to train and inspire new talent in the arts.
Phil was born and raised in Grangemouth, Scotland and he now splits his time between his native Scotland and his second life in Chicago. He took an interest in writing at an early age, writing ridiculous stories about drag racing hamsters. After moving to the Chicago suburbs at age 11, he spent his teenage years expanding his writing to song lyrics, poetry, short stories, and both critical & humorous essays. Publishing The Great Facepalm in 2014. Eventually, his love of writing found it's home in the medium of film. The beauty of screenwriting is that you're never alone. There is always a hive of creative minds adding their own talent to simple words written on a page. Ghosts in the Ink, like so many other stories, started with a little inspiration from a friend. It's since taken on a life of it's own, died and been reborn a hundred times, finally ready to grace the screen.
Musa Isa is an actor and filmmaker from the Southside of Chicago. He just finished his last semester at Columbia College Chicago, and is looking forward to writing and directing his own projects and continue acting and producing.
When he is not working on a film, Musa likes to play bass, see live music and live comedy with friends and family.
Karl El Sokhn
Director of Photography
Karl El Sokhn, 25, film maker, writer, musician, jack of all trades. As a young Lebanese student, his fascination for cinema began when he watched the film V for Vendetta and came to the sudden realization that cinema has the power to raise consciousness and affect its viewers in pivotal manners. He became infatuated with cinema’s ability to combine various art forms gives it a transcendent quality, allowing it to draw strengths from various wells of inspiration.
His connection with cinema was a result of intuitive understanding, theoretical learning, and practical training. Karl naturally gravitates towards works that have the power to seamlessly create folkloric tales out of mundanity and existentialism.
He earned his AA in Art History at Miami Dade College, his BA in Cinema Arts & Science from Columbia College Chicago and is now a candidate for an MFA in Non-Fiction Creative Writing from CCC as well.
While his set experience comes mainly from Camera and G&E positions, Karl has recently begun building a portfolio of directorial endeavors and wishes to be able to amalgamate all the art forms that inspire him through a continuous and tireless exploration of the expansive capabilities of the 7th art.
Makeup Department Head
My name is Lauren Kirkpatrick, I am a licensed cosmetologist that graduated from Paul Mitchell the School back in 2013. I have done freelance work with the film industry ever since I graduated and am in love with what I do. Being able to put my creativity to life through making a film is so rewarding. I am a very up beat person and I am always eager to face my next challenge.
Tiana Carmela Lucaccioni
Is currently in her last semester at Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in screenwriting and script supervision. When shes’s not busy writing, acting and working on film sets as a freelance script supervisor she loves spending time with friends, family and her wiener dog named Chuck Norris!
RAYMOND BENSON is the author of nearly 40 books. He is primarily known as the first American to pen official James Bond novels. His most recent suspense thrillers are IN THE HUSH OF THE NIGHT and THE SECRETS ON CHICORY LANE. His best-selling and critically-acclaimed 5-book serial, THE BLACK STILETTO, is currently in development in Hollywood as a possible feature film or TV series. As a composer, Raymond spent a decade in New York writing and performing music off-off- and off-Broadway, and collaborating with playwrights on original musicals. Today he gigs at various venues as a solo pianist. Raymond is also a film historian and teaches Film History at the College of DuPage in Illinois, presents monthly lectures with Chicago film critic Dann Gire, and writes for Cinema Retro magazine.
Alejandro G. Reyes
Alejandro Reyes is a sound recordist and boom operator based in Chicago, IL with 10+ years experience in various productions including Web Series, Short Films, TV, Documentary, Commercials and most recently feature films. His job is his passion which makes his work fun! He is always upbeat, positive and full of energy. He works hard to provide the best possible audio. He has worked on small, large sets and broadcast events. Alejandro is very happy to be part of the Ghosts in the Ink cast and crew.
İdil Meriç is a photographer, editor, and cinematographer based in Chicago. She currently attends DePaul University studying Cinema and Digital Media with a concentration on cinema production and plans to graduate in spring 2019. Idil has worked in one undergraduate student short film, one graduate student short film and one independent short film as a set photographer, along with various of her own student short films as cinematographer, director, and editor. Her passion lies in capturing people’s essence and stories at their rawest moments, wherever and whenever those may be. She is extremely excited to be a part of Ghosts in the Ink.