The Black Ghiandola

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The Black Ghiandola
The Black Ghiandola poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed bySam Raimi
Catherine Hardwicke
Theodore Melfi
Written byAnthony Conti
Scott Kosar
Produced byTamika Lamison
Bettina Fisher
Adele Jones
StarringJohnny Depp
Laura Dern
David Lynch
J. K. Simmons
Music byTrent Reznor
Atticus Ross
Release date
  • April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22)[1][2]
Running time
18 minutes

The Black Ghiandola is a 2017 horror short film directed by Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke and Theodore Melfi and starring Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, David Lynch and J. K. Simmons.[3] It tells the story of a young man risking his life to save a young girl he has grown to love, after his family has been killed in a zombie apocalypse.[4] The film was a project undertaken by the Make a Film Foundation to realize the idea of Anthony Conti, a 16-year-old facing stage IV adrenal cortical cancer.[5] The film screened at the 2017 Oceanside International Film Festival.[6]


  1. ^ "Make a Film Foundation Premieres Zombie Film Created With Johnny Depp to Fulfill Wish of Kid With Cancer". Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Sam Raimi: The Black Ghiandola – horror that makes a difference". 2 December 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  3. ^ The Black Ghiandola (2017), retrieved 2018-09-22
  4. ^ "The Black Ghiandola". MovieWeb. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  5. ^ "Johnny Depp Joins Film Project For Teen Living With Stage 4 Cancer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  6. ^ "Oceanside International Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 8th Annual Event". Oside News. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2022.

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