Dr. Monsanto or: How I Learned to Stop Streaming and Love the Virus

World leaders convene, vying to save a globe on the brink of shut down due to a novel computer virus - POTUS may need another cup of coffee.

  • Monica Phillips
    Director
  • Rick Phillips
    Director
  • Monica Phillips
    Writer
  • The 934 Productions
    Producer
  • Heather Terbell
    Key Cast
  • George Schreiber
    Key Cast
  • Alan Irwin
    Key Cast
  • Amy Nash
    Key Cast
  • Monica Phillips
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Santa Monica Shorts
    Santa Monica
    United States
    April 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 25, 2021
    Finalist
Director Biography - Monica Phillips, Rick Phillips

Monica and Rick Phillips are a husband wife team, a doctor and pilot by day, and devoted cinephiles at night. They met at the University of Southern California and bonded over a shared love of the movies. For 12 years they pursued careers in medicine and aviation on opposite coasts, but it didn't stop them from heading to the big screen and watching new releases together - they were just in different time zones. They started The 934 Productions to collaborate with their Santa Barbara artistic community. Monica is an actor and comedienne, most often performing improv, and Rick deejays when he's not playing beach volleyball, golfing, or watching extended Criterion Collection extras.

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Director Statement

Please enjoy this homage to Dr. Strangelove, featuring a stellar cast of Santa Barbarian improvisational comedy, theatre, and screen actors.