• Aja Duniven

Ghost Dance Storyboard Sneak Peek

Updated: Mar 14

The preproduction of Ghost Dance is well on its way thanks to your support! Here's a sneak peek at the beginning of the storyboard.


Film opens to a plane flying over the Badlands of South Dakota

The copilot and passengers witness strange lights outside the plane...


Strange lights reported by the media over the Badlands sparks the interest of an anthropologist who begins his investigation with his colleagues to bring answers about the mystical phenomena.

The film is a Lakota story that bridges modern-day life and a no man’s land, the Badlands of the Indian Reservation. Sightings of UFOs and strange phenomenal activities appear near Pine Ridge, South Dakota, where the last ceremony of the Ghost Dance was held during the massacre at Wounded Knee on December 29th, 1890.

Preproduction update

The preproduction of Ghost Dance is well on its way thanks to your support! Here's a sneak peek at the beginning of the storyboard. This is the beginning of the movie which takes place inside an airplane where the pilot and some of the passengers see strange lights which almost collide with the plane. I think it would be great to play with traditional gender roles and racial stereotypes from the get-go. So the pilot could be a woman of color and the steward could be a man? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about how to make the story more diverse.


UPDATE 3/21/2022: We have completed the second draft of the Ghost Dance script and have a gifted team of producers working on the breakdown, budget, and fundraising for the production. We have raised $3500 this year and have a verbal commitment for another $9000 for the production. If all goes as planned, we aim to shoot fall 2022.


Project Avatar: At Global Peace Train, each of our projects is represented by an avatar that is linked to a specific cause. The avatars are a key part of our storytelling and help make the causes we support more accessible and easier to understand.

This project is represented by the Eagle Avatar.


The Eagle Avatar carries the stories of indigenous cultures in danger of dying out and gives their stories wings. Represented in the Global Peace Train logo, this avatar is all-seeing and promotes the sacred vision of preserving indigenous wisdom before it is lost. We are extremely excited to work with Dave Swallow to tell an incredible modern-day story that takes place on the Pine Ridge Reservation and is infused with ancient Lakota wisdom.

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