"Blacksite: The Musical!", produced through Soft Cage Films, is an upcoming original musical film inspired by the true story of police brutality at the Homan Square interrogation facility and the resulting “Freedom Square” protest encampment in Chicago. “Blacksite” features local musicians, writers, composers, producers, actors, designers, activists, community organizers, and much more!
"Yojimbo", a music video shot and edited by David A. Holcombe, was featured at the 2017 Snake Alley Film Festival and wins Best Music Video at the 2017 Windy City International Film Festival! Congratulations to the Joe Policastro Trio on the fabulous work!
"Mandala", the 3rd and final film in the Anthropology Anthology, was directed by David A. Holcombe and produced through Soft Cage Films. This 30 minute film was shot in two and a half days in late June of this year. Look for a Chicago premiere this fall!
Soft Cage Films' board members, Adam Blaszkiewicz and David A. Holcombe, joined Chicago filmmaker Nick Alonzo to talk about their upcoming double feature screening of "Graffito" and "Shitcago"!
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I was recently invited back onto the Are You Famous, Yet? podcast to discuss, among other things, my next feature film project, RunRainbow! It was a blast to have a chat with Bryn, Nilsa, Jake, and Laura. Here is a link to the full episode: http://areyoufamousyet.libsyn.com/rev-david-holcombe-returns-with-more-films-episode-162
It's been a few months since the last update so let's bang out a bunch right now!
BREAKING (Soft Cage Films' 2nd short film in the Anthropology Anthology) is complete and premiered at the now shuttered HQ to record breaking attendance! The film is now being submitted to film festivals.
PILGRIM (the first short film in the Anthropology Anthology) is an official selection in 4 film festivals and counting! The festival list, so far, includes: 2017 Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Festival, 2016 Los Angeles Cinefest, 2016 Blow-up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, and 2016 Prairie State Film Festival.
I worked with Connect-The-Dots founders Gillian Hastings and Krzys Piotrowski on a project utilizing stock, archival, and self-produced footage to examine the myriad ways in which we are conditioned from birth through religion, capitalism, violence, and more.
Soft Cage Films partnered with Silent Theatre to produce a trailer and a feature-length live-performance film of "Lulu". This production is a 10 year anniversary revival of Silent Theatre's highly successful reimagining of the German classic.
I collaborated with the sensational jazz group The Joe Policastro Trio on a series of music videos for their upcoming album. They specialize in take-offs of film and television compositions.
CypherCon founder, Michael Goetzman, hired me to produce a promo video for the upcoming 2nd annual cyber-security convention in Milwaukee.