The Greeting

Something terrifying has happened in a remote midwestern town. Two mysterious scientists search for answers.

  • Michael Ricci
    Director
    The Darkening Hollows, Mildred
  • Michael Ricci
    Writer
  • Dan Balchen
    Producer
    Art, The White Room, The Darkening Hollows, Mildred
  • Dan Hill
    Producer
  • Jennifer Baggett
    Key Cast
    Family Values
  • Dan Hill
    Key Cast
  • Savannah Mae
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    BlackMagic Cinema Camera
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Shawnee Shorts Midwest Film Fest
    Murphysboro, IL
    United States
    June 1, 2019
    Southern Illinois Premiere
  • Indie Visions Film Festival
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    United States
    Finalist
  • Independent Talents International Film Festival
    Bloomington, IN
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • The Monthly Film Fest
    Glasgow, UK
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Flash Film Fest
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards

    Official Selection
  • Victory International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • MayDay Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • VOB Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Georgia Shorts Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Indie Short Fest

    Finalist
  • Idependent Shorts Awards

    Award Winner
  • NCCC Film & Animation Festival

    Bst Sci Fi Short
  • Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival
    Phoenix, AZ
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Independent Shorts Awards Channel
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Michael Ricci

Michael Ricci is a Director, Writer, Actor based in Carbondale, Illinois. He has performed regularly in theater and film since his early teens. His theater credits include roles in Edward Albee's Everything In the Garden, Fiddler on the Roof, and Twelve Angry Men. His film acting credits include D. Wynn B's Family Values, Roger Trexler's Platypossum - the Movie and the web comedy series, Strummers, which he also co-wrote. He began his directing career in 2012 with the multi-award winning horror short; Samuel and Sarah. Michael is the writer/director of several award-winning short films including RESET, The Darkening Hollows and Mildred.

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