Ghost Racer Video Offers Comfort Around Loss of a Dad

“Player Two” transforms a gamer’s YouTube comment into an emotional short film about missing a dad.

Posted in , May 23, 2016

Ghost Racer video about a missed dad will move you.

Two years ago, I wrote about a blog about a comment on a YouTube video that told the Mysterious Ways-style story of a 16-year-old boy, who was grieving the loss of his father and found unexpected comfort in an old videogame.

Los Angeles filmmaker John Wikstrom recently transformed that story into “Player Two,” an emotional short film that will give you the feels…

“Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together –until he died, when i was just 6. i couldnt touch that console for 10 years. but once i did, i noticed something…”​

Do you believe in “ghosts,” or messages sent from heaven? What did you discover when you blew the dust off something old and forgotten? Share your story and we might turn it into a short film of our own!

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