In the Blood


10 mins, short narrative

During a church service, a violent sneeze sends a teenage girl on a nightmarish, gory mission to get a tampon. She is confined to a claustrophobic bathroom stall, which grows bloodier by the minute. Anxiety rises as she faces an internal battle against her own body.

​This project was my senior thesis film for Grand Valley State University and was completed in April of 2022. It is currently in the festival circuit. 

Festival Appearances


Wealthy Theatre's Open Projector Night FIRST PLACE WINNER

Saugatuck Film Festival SECOND PLACE WINNER

Duluth Superior Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION

Click the link to the left to read an interview with Riley by Nicholas Hartman of Grand Rapids Film Society, following In the Blood's win at Open Projector Night in Grand Rapids.

To request a screener link, please contact Riley