• Apr 28 2019 | 7:00 pm

    Graffito Album Release & Live Score Film Screening

    Soft Cage Films is proud to present "Graffito"... as you've never heard it before! Join us for the official album release party to celebrate John Sutton’s original score, including never before heard music left on the film’s cutting floor.

***Free Digital Download of the Album with $10 admission***


“Graffito” is the 2014 feature film about a revolutionary street graffiti artist in Chicago waging a war of aesthetics against the capitalists. “Graffito” was produced with a budget of only $2,000 and over 125 actors, artists, musicians, and filmmakers worked on the film. The film’s composer, John Sutton, has assembled a quartet of Chicago musicians (“The Faux Chapeau Band”) to provide a live-score to the film. The performance will include an all-new musical prelude as well as improvised sections throughout the film screening.


6:15pm – Doors open
6:45pm – Trailers
6:55pm – Invocation – Poet
7:00pm – “The Faux Chapeau Band” – Musical Prelude
7:15pm – “Graffito” Live-Score Screening
8:45pm – Post-show Reception


Runtime: 82 minutes
Written by Heather Mingo & John Sutton
Directed by David A Holcombe
Starring Antonio Brunetti, Michelle Marie, Kristin King, Brittany Ellis, Natalie Garcia, Keegan Siebken, Adam Shalzi, Emma Peterson, Carl Wisniewski, Jordan Hoisington, Jill Oliver, Andrew Taylor, and Nicole Wiesner.


John Sutton – Composer, Scriptwriter – An accomplished bassist, composer, and natural storyteller, John has found voice for expression in the worlds of music and filmmaking. Both a bandleader and sideman, John is a musician who values curiosity in equally high regard to rigor and discipline. He has been featured as a bassist on albums by Mikel Patrick Avery, Ryley Walker, Tammy McCann and Brooklyn’s Rana Santacruz. As a member of Soft Cage Films, John served as both a writer and the composer for the 2014 feature-length film Graffito, followed by three short films titled The Anthropology Anthology. John is the creator of the comedy web series Bass Solo, and has written musical scores for dozens of film productions coming out of Chicago’s expanding film community. For information on John’s current and upcoming projects, you can visit www.johnsuttonmusic.com.


David A. Holcombe – Director, editor, producer – David is the founding member of Soft Cage Films, (softcagefilms.com) as well as a company member of the prestigious Trap Door Theatre. He works as videographer for Trap Door and several other local theater companies and produces experimental video installations, short films, music videos, and documentaries. His previous films include “Yellow” (aka City of Lust) distributed by Maxim Media International, and “Graffito”, official selection of the 2014 Oracle Theatre Aperture Series Filmmaker Showcase, the 2015 International Film Awards Berlin where it won an honorable mention, and the 2015 TOFF festival where it won Best Feature Film. He worked as cinematographer and editor for the feature length Spanish documentary, “House of Gods”. He most recently directed all three installments of the Anthropology Anthology short film series. “Pilgrim, the first film in the series, is an official Selection of the 2016 Prairie State Film Festival, the 2016 Blow-up Film Festival, the 2017 Amarcord Arthouse Film Festival, and Semi-Finalist at the 2016 Los Angeles Cinefest. In 2018, David directed an original short musical film entitled “Blacksite: The Musical!”, a rollicking musical about police brutality in Chicago. David is also in development for the feature film “Gestalt”, produced through Soft Cage Films. www.daholcombe.com