CEDARS-SINAI | Creating Space

short film

Client: Cedars-Sinai

Diversity & Inclusion Officer: Nicole Mitchell

Creative Director: Andy Featherston

Head of Production: Tamara Anghie

Production Company: Effie Studios

Writer: Sarah Colombo

Director: Allen Colombo

Illustrations: Marta Leshak

Animators: Muriel Tiberghian, Rodrigo Dominguez, Sebastian Gronemeyer

Music: Jonathan Sanford

Sound Design and Mix: Daniel Ben-Shimon

ALLEN COLOMBO | Director, Filmmaker

b. 1975 Charleston SC.

Thesis film at Northwestern University won the Special Jury Award at South By Southwest. 


Spent six weeks in Gobi desert photographing Buddhist cave paintings to create virtual reality archive of ancient religious site. 


Moved to Los Angeles in 2002, landed in post at Miramax, assisted Pietro Scalia, worked with directors Danny DeVito, John Dahl and Wes Craven.


Shifted to editing then directing commercial work.  Directed projects for Amazon, Marvel, LG, NFL and NASA. 


In 2015 co-founded Effie Studios, which produces commercials and original content. 


Made Alien Anthology entry Last Signs of Life, released by Twentieth Century Fox August 2019. 


Latest project is animated short Creating Space, produced by Effie Studios for Cedars-Sinai Diversity & Inclusion campaign, completed September 2020.






Based in Los Angeles.





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