About the Film

SunGhosts was formed in 2013 when the four members met in college. Nik Olas, Arminio “Crocodile Deathspin” Rivero, Jared Steingold and Luis “Louie” Estopiñan all had two things in common: Miami roots and an intense passion for music. Seeing them together, you’d think they grew up in the same playpen.

About the Filmmakers

True Tale Productions was created by Michael Lowney and Vanessa Perez and is based out of Miami, FL. They have been working together since 2011 and have produced various film and commercial works. Their last film "White Meat" has been well received and was the 2014 Miami Cinemaslam Champion at the Miami International Film Festival. They are currently shopping around a horror anthology web series titled “The Unheard Of” and developing a feature screenplay.

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Q&A about the Film

Director Michael Lowney and Producer Vanessa Perez spoke with PBS about the SunGhost's creative process and how they came to be the subject of this short documentary

SunGhostsRead the Full Q&APBS: How did you come across SunGhosts and what was it about them that led to the creation of this profile?

Michael Lowney: The lead singer Nik and I worked together at Apple where we became friends. When I left Apple, I continued to follow him on social media, so I was always aware of the projects he was involved in. When I noticed he put some songs on SoundCloud with his new band SunGhosts, I gave it a listen, and ended up really liking it.

Fast forward to when it came time to find an artist we wanted to showcase on Art Loft, it was a no-brainer who we wanted to feature. We just love their sound. Their album is so eclectic. Anyone can find a song that they enjoy from them. Before the profile, we never saw them live, so when it came time to getting B-Roll, we were just blown away. The energy was amazing. That whole week of filming them, we just listened to their album on repeat. 

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