The Ditch: A Short Film by Brian Holcomb

An absurdist fable set in an abstract landscape of war

The world, unfortunately, does not get to have Brian Holcomb in it anymore. It screwed up and allowed him to succumb to Covid last spring. Dumb movie, world. Dumb move.

Fortunately, we do have a small fraction of strange, terrifying films that we were owed. Mostly short films, made as practice and research for the unfinished feature that he had been writing and filming and editing for more than years.

The Ditch is one of those short films. I had the good fortune to act in this one, and I’ll tell you, I had no idea what the hell we were making as it was happening. That’s not true. I had some idea. I knew it would be excellent in its own strange, sad way. Because I knew Brian.

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“I privately say to you old friend (unto you, really, I’m afraid), please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of early-blooming parenthesis: (((( )))).” — J.D. Salinger

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