The Ghost in the Kamera

A little girl looking at something with layered images of herself


Maya, a 9 year old Anglo-Russian girl with a vivid imagination, lives with her hard-working, single mom in rural Hampshire. One day she discovers something belonging to her grandfather from the Soviet era and suspects it may be haunted. (2017, 10min)


Writer/Director: Shona Dutta Charlton
Starring: Maria Mirage, Ria Bella
Cinematographer: Pascale Neuschäfer
Production Company: Fudge Film Productions (UK)
Colourist: Haridas Stewart



Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2019)
Wonder Con (LA, 2019)
Women Cinemakers (Berlin, 2018)


“Best Children’s Short” – Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2019)
“Best Children’s/Family Short” – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (Calcutta, 2019)
“Best Children’s Short”- Independent Shorts Award (Burbank, CA 2018)
Bronze Remi Award –  Worldfest Film Festival (Houston, 2019)
SEMI-FINALIST – “Hyperwave Film Festival” (Los Angeles, Spring 2019)


“Best Fantasy Short” & “Best Young Actress” – Independent Shorts Award (Burbank, CA 2018)
“Best Children’s Short” – Short to the Point, International Short Film Festival (Romania, 2019)