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CITY OF LUST
(formerly YELLOW)

2013

76 minutes


A modern Giallo horror film, CITY OF LUST tells the story of a lonely young woman who begins an unlikely relationship with dire consequences.

 

Written and Directed by: David A. Holcombe

Director of Photography: Adam Blaszkiewicz

Lighting: Matt O'Shaughnessey

Starring: Margaret Grace, Jill Oliver, Kyle Greer, Shelley Nixon, Derek Ryan, and HB Ward

This film is being internationally distributed across all platforms by Maxim Media International and can be purchased here.

 
GRAFFITO
 

2014

82 minutes

 

A revolutionary street graffiti artist in Chicago wages a war of aesthetics against the capitalists. Unexpected romance threatens to ruin the film.

 

Directed by: David A. Holcombe

Written by: John Sutton & Heather Mingo

Starring: Antonio Brunetti, Michelle M Oliver, Kristin T King, Brittany Ellis, Natalie DiCristofano, Keegan Siebken, Adam Shalzi, Emma Peterson, Carl Wisniewski, Jordan Hoisington, Jill Oliver, Andrew Taylor, and Nicole Wiesner

 

REVIEWS

 
PILGRIM
2015

28 minutes

“Anthropology Anthology 1: PILGRIM" tells the story of a taxi driver--a middle aged, bedenimed, Muslim immigrant who is consumed by the ideals of a John Wayne style of justice. As moral dilemmas present themselves, he enforces these unspoken codes of conduct as he struggles to also uphold the tenets of Islam.

Directed by:  David A. Holcombe
Written by:  Heather Mingo & John Sutton

Director of Photography:  Adam Blaszkiewicz

Starring: Robert Isaac, Natalie Dicristofano, Keegan Siebkhen, Frank Nall, Josh Philo, Caroyln Hoerdemann, Carl Wisniewski, Jordon Hoisington, Manny Buckley, Darnell Jordon, Stanley Coelho, Raza Siddiqui, Peter Connor, Jazzma Pryor

BREAKING
2016

 

“Anthropology Anthology 2: BREAKING" follows a first generation Polish American mother named Alina. She struggles to juggle several jobs: housekeeper, nanny, mother, daughter, among others. The mayor of Chicago has hired Alina to work in her home where Alina is eventually presented with an ethical dilemma that tests her idea of personal justice.

 

 

 

Directed by:  David A. Holcombe
Written by:  Heather Mingo & John Sutton

Director of Photography:  Adam Blaszkiewicz

Starring: Maria  Margaglione

MANDALA
 2017

 

“Anthropology Anthology 3: MANDALA” is the final installment of a three part series that examines the way justice directly and indirectly plays a role in the daily lives of three unlikely heroes. “Mandala” explores the inner world of an unsuspecting janitor as he thanklessly maintains cosmic order amid the chaos of the day. This story highlights the issues of micro labor, classism, and workers’ rights during an event unveiling the new mayor’s policies that push for technology driven labor. A crisis arises, highlighting pitfalls of the showcased technology and endangering everyone at the event. The janitor’s unique and intimate knowledge of the setting might be the only path returning the crowd to safety.

Directed by Rev. David Holcombe
Written by Heather Mingo & John Sutton
Cinematography by Taylor Russ
Produced by Eric Dern