Who is Andrea Ricca? The short films of the Italian director, in competition at international festivals, reach the milestone of 30 million views online, with reviews from around the world
Andrea Ricca is an Italian director of independent science fiction and horror shorts, with special effects in 3D graphics, which have achieved great public and critical success, with over thirty million views on the YouTube channel and positive reviews from international cinema magazines, in addition to participation in numerous film festivals.
The short films are mini-films ranging from 5 to 10 minutes in length, with real-life actors interacting with computer-generated creatures and the themes range from classic alien abductions to mutated animals of gigantic dimensions to seances and contacts with the paranormal.
Graduated in Sociology and expert in videocommunication, Andrea Ricca started producing short films in 1998, initially with a social theme, and following the specialization in 3D computer graphics, in 2008, he produced short stories of genre that immediately found a strong response from the public . All videos are shot by passion, low budget, without external contributions or pay to participants, with the only help of a high-definition camera and a computer.
Among his most successful films we can mention "Spider Danger", which tells of a spider that has become giant following the fall of a meteorite, with over 7 million single views and "Aliens Night" on the subject of alien abductions, with 6 million views.
Many newspapers have spoken about the director such as: Starburst, Scream Magazine, Gorezone, Sfx Uk, Ecran Fantastique, Dread Central, Horror Movie Ca, Horror Society, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Fangoria etc.
The shorts participated among others at: Fantafestival, Miami Film Festival, Vienna Film Festival, Los Angeles Cine Fest, International Fantastic Film Festival, Cleveland Comic with and many others.
The works of Andrea Ricca have received the appreciation of the historic production company Hammer Film, of the special effects legend Tom Savini, were distributed in America by Troma Film, a production company that launched directors like Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone and actors like Robert De Niro, Samuel Jackson and Kevin Costner.
All the shorts were made by one person, the director himself (apart from the actors) who dealt with directing, subject, screenplay, special effects, post-production editing and sound.
All videos can be viewed free of charge with the articles of the complete press review on the official website of the director: http://www.andrearicca.it