Private Project

Crimina Humana

a crime anthology following a recluse who faces an intuder in his home, a lawyer who finds a solution to his legal troubles, and a nephew who uncovers his uncles crimes. Each story featuring an unlikely twist.

  • John Bando
  • Lauren Brooks
  • Jake Harness
    Director of Photography
  • Kendall Mullenhour
    Production Designer
  • Dom Verzi
    Lead Editor
  • Justin Nelson
    "The Homecoming" Editor
  • Jarred Laska
    Key Cast
  • Michael Martin
    Key Cast
  • Aiden Callahan
    Key Cast
  • Marc Ross
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Bobby"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime Drama, Neo-Noir, Student, Anthology
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,071 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Cleveland State University
Director Biography

John Bando is a promising newcomer to the realm of filmmaking, and after working as an assistant director on a number of films, is poised to make a powerful impact with his directorial debut, Crimina Humana.

John has worked alongside a number of talented fellow filmmakers for the past four years which culminated in his senior thesis.

“Crimina Humana" is a riveting crime drama anthology that reflects John’s deep appreciation for intricate storytelling and character-driven narratives. The anthology weaves together multiple interconnected stories, each exploring a different facet of crime, morality, and human complexity.

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Director Statement

As the director of "Crimina Humana," I am excited to delve into the intricate tapestry of human nature through the lens of a crime drama anthology. This project is years in the making, with parts being written and completed as early as my sophomore year. Crime has the power to unveil our most primal instincts and reveal the intricate dance between right and wrong. By diving into these narratives, we invite the audience to ponder the often blurry line between good and evil, and to question the choices we are capable of making when pushed to our limits. With "Crimina Humana," my intention is not only to entertain but also to engage viewers in a thought-provoking exploration of human behavior.