Sean Cisterna’s 30 Ghosts doc spawns talks for U.S. reality series


U.S. reality series giant Original Productions must like Sean Cisterna’s 30 Ghosts.

As the Canadian documentary about paranormal investigators gets a theatrical debut this weekend by Indiecan Entertainment, the makers of Storage Wars and other top-drawer reality series is in early discussions with the subjects of Cisterna’s film for their own U.S. reality series.

Kim Hadfield of Campbellville, Ontario, the lead investigator for the Halton Paranormal Group, and her fellow ghost-hunters are in preliminary talks with the U.S. producer to top-line a reality series to be based out of Alaska.

The 90-minute documentary 30 Ghosts is produced and filmed by Cisterna of Mythic Productions.

The film follows Hadfield, a rural Ontario horse farmer when not chasing ghosts, and her quirky friends walking through abandoned houses in and around Toronto.

During the documentary, Hadfield’s personal and financial life suffers as the mental strain of her ghostly obsession mounts.

Indiecan Entertainment released an earlier Cisterna movie, the 2011 road trip comedy Moon Point.

Cisterna’s other credits include YTV’s King of the Camp, My Brother’s Keeper and the PBS Kids’ series Ricky’s Room.

CORRECTION: The original version of this story incorrectly indicated that a deal between Kim Hadfield and Original Productions was in place. The two parties are in early discussions and have not reached a deal. Playback regrets the error.