Greetings, From the Planet Krog!

Directed by Yani Gellman

A young mother mysteriously disappears - transported by a cloud of metallic dust onto an alien rocket ship leaving earth’s orbit. She is imprisoned in a solitary prison cell on a distant planet, but manages to resist her captors and escape onto the surface of the planet. Though she almost succumbs to the planet’s harsh environment, a small alien creature befriends her and offers help in finding a way off the planet and back to earth, where she attempts to prove to her child that her fantastic tale is true…


About the Director

Yani Gellman was born in Miami and moved frequently as a child, living in Australia, Spain, Texas, and Canada before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the arts.

Yani broke into film as an actor - starring in the Lizzie McGuire Movie and 47 Metres Down, and in television shows Pretty Little Liars and Bosch. He is now increasingly focused on creating his own stories, exploring the intersection between childhood trauma and cultural alienation - through a whimsical, genre-bending and irreverent approach. Greetings, from the Planet Krog! is his directorial debut and is the winner of the 2020 Spirit of Slamdance Film Festival Award.


Crew

Writer/Director | Yani Gellman

Producer | Jacqui Kotyk

Cinematography | Dana Lavoie

Editing | Neil Davis

Original Music | Asher Lenz

"Anomaly" Score | Ryan Taubert

Cast | Kendall Wright, Sequoia Taka Wright Bascon, Julia Hune-Brown, Jacqui Kotyk, Marilyn McNeill, and Oliver Orlovski

Additional Photography | Lorna Wright, Mike Oblinski, Raine Akiyama-Chen, Andy Senin, Skyes9, and the Nasa Archives

Original Artwork | Laura Maxwell, Benjamin Bardou, and Yaroslav Seheda

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