Without Wax (2020)
Cinematic Documentary (20-minute version; 10-minute version)
Producer, Writer: Edward Columbia
Director, Editor, Composer: Cyrus Duff
Cinematographer: Andrea Gonzalez Mereles
Executive Producer, Co-Creator: Roberto Lugo
Before Roberto Lugo became a renowned potter, painter, educator, and activist, he was just another kid hustling in the streets of Philadelphia. When Roberto was still working his way through art school, his brother was imprisoned and put in solitary confinement. Now Roberto returns to the hood to pay his inspiration forward and do justice to his brother’s story.
World Premiere, 2020 Rhode Island International Film Festival; Director’s Choice Award, 2021 Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival