Seven Cities Movie Posters

KRS                                                                                                       James Cline


Disclaimer- Seven Cities is a dramatic feature film written by James Cline. The posters depict elements in the film while the actors listed do not. This is a promotional effort only and the listed actors are not involved. The actual Architectural Skull painting can be viewed at this site through the link provided below.

Seven Cities is a modern day Don Quixote-esque historical odyssey following the life of Santa Fe artist Colter Cohen who strives for a type of immortality through the things he paints.  Mixing elements of art, early Southwestern history and world religions interwoven in a love story,  Seven Cities is an ambitious and complex composition aimed at addressing the ultimate and universal question of mankind; why are we here and where are we going?

Physicists search for the illusive “quantum theory for everything” to describe the physical world, Seven Cities is larger in scope than that reaching for The Quantum Theory for Everything in the realm of the spirit and of why.

But as Cole “passes behind the wall” into the painted realm, he finds the paintings have their own problems and are looking for a rescue from such things as dry rot, vandalism or shipping accidents themselves. They too look to their own creator, Cole, “the Artist”, for redemption and find none.

Yet, the Golden City exists, rescue from mortality exists, as if hidden amid a myriad of divergent human opinions, seemingly as illusive as Coronado’s quest for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. The story cannot end there. It does not. Ultimately, this is only the opening act...

Screen Play and Storyboards by James Cline

Seven Cities Storyboard Examples

Seven Cities has been storyboarded in pencil roughs in keeping with the Santa Fe feel of the film. 

These examples cover the main characters, Cole and Natalie, as they meet at Cole’s first gallery exhibition early in the story. Some may notice that the paintings in this film are presently James’ work. There is much bleed over between his static work and film work, as James likes to say, “Movies are just paintings that get to move and have a sound track!”  So be it, James!