THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is an award-winning documentary about the moral significance of nonhuman animals. It illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of celebrated animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, viewers become intimately familiar with a cast of animal subjects.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE was conceived in 2010 and was recently released to sold out audiences at the International Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, and is making its way across Canada. You can read over 30 reviews here.

Watch the video above to learn more and to meet me, Liz Marshall, the director of Ghosts.

We are now focused on bringing Ghosts to you in the U.S. this fall. Our social media metrics tell us that the U.S. is our #1 fan, so we are that much more determined and excited to bring the film to a diverse U.S. audience.

Our campaign is a vital opportunity to make a genuine and significant impact, for the animals. Ghosts is well positioned to be a catalyst for change. There is an undeniable wave of consciousness emerging about the animal question, and about the horrors and insanity of the industrialized system, which has reduced billions of animals, annually, to bits and parts; tools for production.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is part of this zeitgeist

Support Us

We can get the job done for $30,000, but please know that every additional dollar raised will increase our chances for success (additional funds will be spent on marketing and publicity). For those of you who have been following us closely, you will notice we have pared down our financial ask to reflect a smaller plan.

With your financial support we will conduct an Oscar Qualifying Theatrical release in LA and NYC this fall. With the help and expertise of our Campaign Team we will fulfill the Academy criteria and in doing so we will generate national media, target our demographic, build momentum and buzz at the grassroots and beyond. Our NYC/LA Theatrical Release will effectively kick off a longtail distribution path in the U.S. to include other cities, and to release the film in various ways with the help of our distributors.

All of this will place the film before the general public, which is the goal.
Change is a profound ripple effect.

We need to reach beyond the choir

…and, the choir is important; they are the champions who help spread the word to those who already care. We have partnered with several well established animal advocacy/protection/rescue organizations. These important organizations believe in THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE, and we are honoured to partner with them: Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, PETA, NEAVS, and The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy. With their help we will reach vibrant U.S. animal communities.


We have carefully crafted the Perks on the right side, we’re sure you will love them. It’s time to share the jewels from our multimedia treasure chest. This is the perfect opportunity!

For the Ghosts

Help us in our efforts to change the world for animals. Help us to usher THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE into the spotlight in the U.S., and to continue to put the animal issue on the radar! We know that lots of people will love the film, and we know it will continue to be critiqued. This attention will only continue to aid the larger social and moral dialogue that is starting to happen in North America. The time is right.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you cannot contribute financially but want to support us, please SHARE our Indiegogo fundraising campaign, widely, and help us make it viral. Thanks so much.

Thanks to each of you for your consideration. We greatly appreciate it.