ricky brigante

unusual. oddity. extreme. out of the box. off the beaten path. the extraordinary outside the ordinary.

founded more than 15 years ago, distant creations is a portfolio of ricky brigante‘s passions and talents – photography, videography, and writing – with a heavy focus on themed entertainment and special events.

ricky’s work has been featured on some of the most popular web sites including Entertainment Weekly,LA Times, Huffington Post, Boing Boing, Gizmodo, reddit, /Film, io9,Fox News, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Orlando Sentinel, Perez Hilton, and more.


i shot the photos you see here during my worldly travels and for various projects.

you can reload the page to cycle through different photos at the top, if you wish.


by day, i own, operate, and edit InsideTheMagic.net, a leading source for news and information from the worlds of themed entertainment and pop culture.

i frequently also get myself wrapped up into projects such as:

When Shadows Fall (2016) – a new form of interactive entertainment that combined live performance with interactions and immersive environments to create a unique experience like no other. as producer and technical director, i was part of the core team that created this experience at Pseudonym Productions.

Catharsis (2016) – an immersive haunted experience, but not a traditional haunted house. rather than repetitive “boo” scares, this experience evolved at a less frantic pace across 30 minutes, allowing visitors to soak in the horrors as they slowly revealed themselves. the visuals, sounds, and personal interactions were designed to reach guests on a deeper level than simple startle scares.i was part of the core team that created this experience at Pseudonym Productions, providing sound design, photography, story and scene development, publicity, and web design, as well as assisting with set design, lighting, casting, and directing.

Deadly Sins Bar (2016) – an artfully sinful experiential bar and lounge, part of the Catharsis immersive haunted experience. at Pseudonym Productions, i was part of the team that created and operated the bar, including design, publicity, management, staffing, bartending, inventory, and entertainment.

The Republic (2015) – an immersive theater-inspired test production that aimed to bring video gaming to real life via an innovative, interactive performance experience. in this precursor to When Shadows Fall, players’ decisions controlled and determined the outcome of our conflicted story. for Pseudonym Productions, i helped in every aspect of creating this experience.

Dr. Radley’s Nightmare Machine (2014) – an independent haunted house in St. Petersburg, FL. with a captivating story, original score, special effects, and intricately themed, hand-crafted environments. i served as producer, videographer, public relations manager, sound designer, technical director, voice actor, scareactor, and web designer – a little of everything.

Dr. Radley’s Sleep Sessions (2014) – i directed this special personal horror experience set inside the Radley Haunted House. this 2-night experience was roughly 30 minutes in length, designed for horror fans looking for the most unique and extreme halloween experience in central florida.


hello, world.

this is the new home for my works, projects, endeavors, or any other word you’d like to use. distant creations has gone through many iterations over the years – and i’m sure this won’t be the last. but it is the latest, and it’s just getting started. it’s not quite ready for public consumption just …


interested in booking a photo or video shoot? want to use any imagery you’ve seen on this site?

i’ll entertain any idea. the more unusual the better.

contact me via email:

rbrigante (at) gmail (dot) com