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Testament

In a world quickly descending into ruin, one man is asked to lead a people's movement he's not even sure he believes in.

  • Tim Ritter
    Director
    Moment of Truth, Dawn
  • Tim Ritter
    Writer
    Moment of Truth, Dawn
  • Tim Ritter
    Producer
    Moment of Truth, Dawn
  • Lacie Ratliff
    Producer
  • Demi Castro
    Key Cast
    365: Decision Time, Graceland
  • Rachel Comeau
    Key Cast
  • Jose Miguel Vasquez
    Key Cast
    Term Life
  • Robb Maus
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Coutinho
    Key Cast
  • Jaymeson Metz
    Key Cast
  • Chris Greene
    Key Cast
    Loving, The Birth of a Nation
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, Spiritual
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 59 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:40
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Tim Ritter

After a successful decade-long journalism career, Tim Ritter used Robert Rodriguez's Rebel Without a Crew as a starting point to develop his own hyper-efficient, yet ambitious strategy toward micro budget filmmaking.

Now with a string of innovative and award-winning short films behind him, along with a role in starting the Fort Myers Film Festival and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema from the University of Central Florida, Ritter has turned his attention to pushing limits with feature-length filmmaking. His first two features, Moment of Truth and Testament, both due out in 2017, focus on issues of morality and purpose in films that blend a deep focus on complex characters with storytelling ambition that belies the films' tiny budgets.

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Director Statement

With Testament, my second micro budget feature film, I sought to examine different levels of faith — in ourselves, in each other, in charismatic leaders and in divine powers — that paralleled my own decade of struggling forward in this art on faith alone.

The film also served as an opportunity to push further into not just fully optimizing the micro budget model, but attempting to transcend it and create a living, breathing, epic and timeless work that belongs to no easy categorization. It breaks with storytelling and generic conventions in many ways that will make it a challenging but rewarding view for those looking for something bold and different.

Testament deeply affected many of those working on it, and I hope it will similarly affect those who see it.