Featured image: Colin West and Sylvie Mix on the set of Double Walker. (Courtesy of Double Walker.)
Double Walker is the story of a character simply, and appropriately, called Ghost (played by the film’s story writer and producer Sylvie Mix). Ghost is investigating the events that led up to her own murder. The film is less “investigative mystery” and more ghost story as Ghost is a sort-of ghost vigilante, where she knows what happened, but the mystery is unpacked for us throughout the film.
In concept, Ghost is given the option to either live one final day as a human and get her affairs in order; or live forever as a ghost, only being seen by sinners and believers. The film can also be seen as a Christmas film, as in this ghost story Ghost spends a lot of time with her mother. Ghost is unseen as her mother grieves, watching the 1935 version of Scrooged. It all amounts to a rather poetic atmosphere for the film, in a unique trip.
For Double Walker and on my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with the film’s director and screenwriter Colin West, as well as the film’s star Sylvie Mix, who produces the film and also has a story by credit, as this story idea originated from a comic book she was working on.
In the interview, we chat about some of the inspirations behind the weapons in the film, the “novella” script for the film, other inspirations behind the film, Sylvie playing the role of Ghost and her other film Poser, kids and creeps, if they’d pick being human for one more day or if they’d live forever as a ghost, and more in between. You can find that conversation right above on YouTube, and you can also listen to it below or download it here.
Double Walker is currently available in select theatres and is available on Video on Demand wherever you get your films. You can find some viewing options for the film and its website right here.