Private Project

Dope Mister Dee

Dizzy finds himself being called into the ocean to find out what truly happened to his father. In the car, he releases his anger and frustration. Later that night, Uncle Charlie gives Dizzy an awkward pep-talk, and Dizzy declares his mission to find his dad once and for all. The next day, Dizzy hallucinates seeing his dad in the distance underwater, entering a submarine. As Dizzy's foot catches in a cluster of kelp, he almost drowns but is saved by an unknown pair of hands. Charlie pops up 100 ft away, and helps Dizzy swim to shore. Together, they watch the sun set as a whale’s tail pops the surface, symbolizing Dizzy has begun to comprehend letting go.

  • Juliet DeVette
    Kintsugi, Riptide, Under Darkness
  • Juliet DeVette
    Kintsugi, Riptide, Under Darkness
  • Kendall Giliberti-Severson
  • Kendall Giliberti-Severson
  • Carson Severson
    Key Cast
    "Dizzy Dee"
    Balloon (2019), Something Happy (2019)
  • Murilo Franco
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Magical Realism, Family, Adventure, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New Media Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 8, 2017
    Honorable Mention/Screenplay
  • Cinequest
    San Jose
    United States
    March 11, 2018
    Top 10/Short Screeplay
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 16, 2020
    Los Angeles Premiere
  • Mammoth Film Festival
    United States
    March 2, 2020
  • Hollywood New Directors
    United States
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Juliet DeVette

Juliet DeVette is a 2016 graduate of the Film & TV Production program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She has worked on content for Netflix, Snapchat, and Funny or Die. Her films focus on human issues with environmental backdrops. Born and raised in Southeast Asia, DeVette currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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