Our first review for the recently completed Shine Baby Shine has been posted on Filmmonthly.com!
"Chicago area actor filmmaker (David A. Holcombe) crafted this particular labor of love along with friend and co-producer/editor/rotoscoper Chris Emmons, a bittersweet story of a seeker of fame and fortune."
"Like all non-budget independent films, Shine Baby Shine has its own personal quirks. The lack of adequate lighting is apparent throughout the film. At times there are glitches in makeup and continuity. But these are minor when we consider the quality and the art that went into such an effort. Ultimately, what we remember are the performances and the spirit underlying every frame of this little gem."
"And (David A. Holcombe) gives a very strong, funny, and at times poignant turn as our leading man, Scooter, who does not realize how funny his naivety can be."
"Although the film is firmly tongue-in-cheek from start to finish, the resolution may surprise you for its depth and maturity. The changes which Scooter and Otis go through in the process of struggling for fame and fortune take their toll, but in a very surprising way."
Here is a link to the full review: http://www.filmmonthly.com/indie/shine_baby_shine.html