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Directed by Crestwood 4th & 5th Graders
Narrative Short
United States | 8 min | 2022

The mythical foundation of the first kingdom of Korea, animated and retold by the 4th and 5th grade students of Crestwood Elementary school in Madison, WI.

In this time period we are living in right now it is easy to be cynical. I want to rebel against that. This story is about a dog who meets a ghost who tries to scare him but the dog doesn’t see the ghost as scary but as a fellow living being.


Ghost's Best Friend - Michael LefflerMichael Leffler

I’m Michael Leffler and I was born on Dec. 2nd 1994 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in the Milwaukee area in Wauwatosa. I have a love and passion for film and animation ever since I was a kid. I went to MATC to study animation under Tim Decker. I’m a recent graduate of the animation program of the Peck School of the Arts Film/Video/Animation/New Genres at UWM.

Film Information

Director: Crestwood 4th & 5th Graders
Country: United States
Year: 2022
Language: English
Runtime: 8 min.
Rated:  G


Writer: Crestwood 4th & 5th Graders
Producer: Crestwood 4th & 5th Graders
Art Teacher/Editor: Luke Bassuener
Key Cast:   Aaron S, Eleanor M, Elisabeth R, Sophia H, Kimora J, Jacob S, Jayvion F

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