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By: Marc Loftus
MIAMI — Independent filmmaker Justin Routt and his Birch Creek Films ( completed production and post on a new feature-length comedy called If I Were Dictator ( The film centers around a man who has a solution to make the world a utopia. While no one will listen to his ideas, they finally take notice once he creates “the greatest invention ever known to man.” So impressed, they make him dictator.

Routt wrote the project and raised enough money to finance the film. The film began production in July of 2007 and included more than 20 locations before wrapping up in November.

According to Routt, If I Were Dictator was shot in HDV at 24fps. The team used JVC’s GY-HD110U and Canon’s XL H1 cameras.  Assistant director/editor Juan Carlos Echeverria cut the feature using Apple’s Final Cut Studio 2 running on a G5. Post production finished in late December.

Daniel Holguin of DHO Studios was producer on the project and assisted with color correction. Diego Salazar Cely was director of photography. Steve Hughes handled the sound.

Screenings are taking place throughout Florida and the film will later be entered into festivals.