|Issue: March 1, 2008
INDIE FILMMAKER SHOOTS, POSTS 'IF I WERE DICTATOR'
By: Marc Loftus
|MIAMI — Independent filmmaker Justin Routt and his Birch Creek Films
(www.bcfs.us) completed production and post on a new feature-length
comedy called If I Were Dictator
(www.myspace.com/dictatormovie). 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.