David Knight - 13th Nov 2017

Joshua Lipworth takes Mark Lanegan's Emperor as his cue for an atmospheric tale of an Eastern European  dictator nearing his demise - loosely based on the fall of the Romanian communist leader Ceaucescu.

As the dictator imagines his loyal generals (and his young daughter) by his side, but in reality his mind is warped, and escape doomed to fail. Shot in 16mm on location in Estonia - in the suburbs of Tallin and the deserted underwater Soviet prison camp of Rummu - this is atmospheric, gritty character study of extreme delusion and the corrupting effect of power. 


DirectorJoshua Lipworth
ProducerJoshua Jackson
Production CompanyDot Films
Production ManagerBrit Tammeleht
1st ADPhillip Kaat
Director of PhotographyDavid Foulkes
Focus PullerAudrus Zelenius
2nd ACJako Krull
Art DirectorDavid Hamilton
WardrobeFreda Purik
Make-upLiisa Saleh
EditorPhil Currie
Editing companyStitch
ColouristToby Tomkins
Grading companyCHEAT
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerBen Bishop
Lead actorMadis Kareda
Other creditsEstonia Unit Producer: Sven Olters Art Assistant: Regina Laanetu Runner: Markus Maido Runner: Artur Toikka Location Manager: Hannes Helemaa Sound Design: James Shirley VFX: Joshua Jackson

David Knight - 13th Nov 2017

Related Content


Simon Littauer 'Hubris' by Ian Isak

A deceitful televangelist and two church servants exploit the devotion of an ensemble of innocent believers, until events spiral strangely out of control, in Ian Isak's compelling …

Lassamie Prasimay - -29578 seconds ago

Latest News


Wash expands with move to new home in central London

Post production company Wash has announced its expansion, with a relocation to a new base in Farringdon in central London, four suites, and a greater offering of services, including 4K HDR …

Promo News - -1218974 seconds ago


Aisultan Seitov signs to Partizan

Kazakhstani director Aisultan Seitov, who has recently broken into US music video world with videos for Offset and 21 Savage, has now signed to Partizan for worldwide representation.

Promo News - -367725 seconds ago