BySarah Gibson, writer at Creators.co
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The first sales trailer for Sundance thriller Jamie Marks is Dead, which was directed by The Ruins' Carter Smith, has just dropped.

The movie tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a troubled fifteen year old kid (Cameron Monaghan) and the ghost of one of his murdered schoolmate (Noah Silver). From the synopsis:

In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie—a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also feels a deep connection to Jamie, who brings him closer to the world of the undead.

In equal parts love story, thriller, and supernatural coming-of-age drama, Jamie Marks is Dead is a difficult to define but highly intriguing movie, based on the critically acclaimed novel One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak.

Take a look at the trailer and see what you think:

I think it's safe to say Jamie Marks is Dead isn't your typical moody teen movie. In fact, I'm saying this looks like a poetic meditation on the human connection.

What did you think of the first trailer for Jamie Marks is Dead? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below!

The indie picture premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year so stay tuned for an announcement regarding the movie's widespread release.

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