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, Mildred and The Greeting.
Best of Fest Winner
The Darkening Hollows
Planet 9 Film Fest
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Official Selection
Corners
Screaming Mad Film Festival
Champaign, Illinois
Official Selection
Corners
Reels of the Dead
Official Selection
The Greeting
Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival
Phoenix, AZ
Bst Sci Fi Short
The Greeting
NCCC Film & Animation Festival
Award Winner
The Greeting
Idependent Shorts Awards
Finalist
The Greeting
Indie Short Fest
Official Selection
The Greeting
Georgia Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
The Greeting
VOB Film Festival
Official Selection
The Greeting
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Official Selection
The Greeting
MayDay Film Festival
Official Selection
The Greeting
Victory International Film Festival
Official Selection
The Greeting
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Official Selection
The Greeting
Berlin Flash Film Fest
Berlin
Official Selection
The Greeting
The Monthly Film Fest
Glasgow, UK
Official Selection
The Greeting
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
The Greeting
Independent Talents International Film Festival
Bloomington, IN
Finalist
The Greeting
Indie Visions Film Festival
Charlottesville, Virginia
Award Winner
Mildred
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Sem-Finalist
Mildred
Los Angeles CineFest
Official Selection
Mildred
Direct Monthly Online FIlm Festival
Official Selection
Mildred
MP Film Award
Official Selection
Mildred
MayDay Film Festival
Official Selection
Mildred
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Best Child/Young Actress
Mildred
Best Child/Young Actress - Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angles, CA
Best Editing
Mildred
Redwood Film Festival
Best Short Film
Mildred
Palm Tree Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
LA Feature Scares Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
Dead in Decatur
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
WRPN.TV Film Fest
Best Short Film Under $5,000
The Darkening Hollows
MP Film Awards
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
MayDay Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
Southern Shorts Awards
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
Horror Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
The Film Contest
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
Short Cine Fest
Semi - Finalist
The Darkening Hollows
I Hella Love Shorts Film Fest
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
Something Wicked Film Festival
Finalist
The Darkening Hollows
13horror.com Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
2017 Horror Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
NEPA Horror Film Festival
Semi Finalist
The Darkening Hollows
Los Angeles CineFest
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
AUDFEST 2017 Horror Shorts Film Festival
Finalist
The Darkening Hollows
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Finalist
The Darkening Hollows
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
Finalist
The Darkening Hollows
American Horrors Film Festival
Official Selection
The Darkening Hollows
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Coolest Scene Nominee
RESET
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
Best of Fest, Best Scifi Short
RESET
HOLLYWOOD Media Festival