A collection of short films from the genres science fiction, adventure, creature features, horror, and fantasy, with special effects in 3D CGI computer graphics, by director Andrea Ricca, are available now online for free. The films have already surpassed 40 million views online, garnering reviews from international press.
Andrea Ricca graduated in Sociology and specialized in 3D graphics, made his debut in cinema in 1998, and among his most successful films we remember “Spider Danger”, which tells of a spider that became giant after the fall of a meteorite, with over 8 million viewers, and “Aliens Night” on the theme of alien abductions, with 9 million views.
He currently works as a 3D designer, editor and photographer. He has also collaborated on some films for the Giffoni Film Festival. In 2012 he published the book: “SPECIAL EFFECTS LOW BUDGET”. All of his works are zero-budget productions, without a crew; without external contributions or remuneration to the participants. They were made with the only help of an HD camcorder and a computer. Writing, filming, editing, 3D modeling and animation, compositing and post-production were all done by the director himself.
For those who are passionate about science fiction, horror, fantasy and adventure films, but do not have much time to dedicate to cinema on the big screen, they can enjoy these mini-films of a maximum duration ranging from 5 to 10 minutes, on any device, from tablet to mobile phone, suitable for quick use on the web.
Filled with emotion and action, these short films tell of alien abductions, paranormal events and monstrous creatures attacking the tranquility of ordinary people forced to fight for their lives. Made with real-life actors interacting and acting with computer-generated creatures, the films are inspired by both classic and modern science fiction and horror. An example of the new ways of communication and expression allowed by new technologies such as the internet and by the increasingly accessible prices of shooting equipment.
The short films have participated in numerous festivals around the world: Miami Film Festival, Vienna Film Festival, Los Angeles Cine Fest, International Fantastic Film Festival, Cleveland Comic Con, HorrorCon UK, Fantafestival etc.