Spooky Halloween in York.

Spooky Halloween in York. Creatures of the Shadows.


The ‘Creatures of the Shadows’ project in York (UK) showcased dynamic big scale projections of paranormal creatures appearing out of the shadows onto buildings, fitting to the spooky atmosphere of the city, well known as the place of origin of ghost stories.

The York BID‘ (Business Improvement District) organised a free event to add a new attraction to the city for the Halloween Period. Created for the people who live, work or study in York, the event took place on two sites – Castle Museum and Library Square – in the city center, offering an incredible show of projections for 3 nights in a row.

This type of system is usually used in cinemas and theatres. This is the first time it will be used in this country in a city setting. We’ll be using six projectors in total – three at each site. “
Tony Gill of Polestar Productions

York Halloween
York Halloween
York Halloween
York Halloween


The Harrogate-based digital projection company Polestar Productions in cooperation with partners created the spectacle, supplied the Mirror Head and produced the event for which ‘The York BID’ wrote an interesting case study.

polestar-productions.uk Event Producer and master mind.
stagesoundservices.co.uk Projectors and data infrastructure.
infocusav.co.uk Servers and programming services.
technicalstageservices.co.uk Logistics, rigging and power distribution.
distantfuture.co.uk Additional animation rendering.