Masters Of War

A faceless politician delivers a speech on the fate of the nation.

The speech featured in this film is derived from a combination of real life speeches given by U.S. Presidents when declaring or threatening war.

  • Arminio S. Rivero
  • Arminio S. Rivero
  • Claudia Elena Rodriguez
  • Deathspin Films
  • Adrian Garcia
  • Miami Dade College
  • Karl Martinez
    Key Cast
    "The Politician"
  • Rodolfo Chavez
    Key Cast
    "The Master"
  • Claudia Elena Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "The Advisor"
  • Arminio Stephano Rivero
    Director of Photography
  • Crocodile Deathspin
    Sound Design
  • Arminio Stephano Rivero
  • Claudia Elena Rodriguez
    1st A.D.
  • Fernando Ottati
    2nd A.D.
  • Kufre Eyo
    2nd Unit Camera
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Political, Horror, Sci-Fi, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Miami Dade College Student Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    March 14, 2018
    "Best Film" Student Choice Award
  • Miami International Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    March 10, 2018
  • Sun Coast Emmys
    Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • Miami Underground Film Festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
    June 23, 2018
    Zeitgeist Award
  • End of Days Film Fest
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    June 24, 2018
    Orlando Premiere
    Best Student Film Runner Up
  • Vero Beach Wine & Film Fest
    Vero Beach, FL
    United States
    June 8, 2018
    Vero Beach Premiere
  • Rendezvous Film Festival
    Amelia Island, FL
    United States
    September 22, 2018
  • Great Message International Film Festival
    Hinjawadi, Pune Pune, Maharashtra India
    September 22, 2018
    Asian Premiere
    Best Direction for an Experimental Short Film
  • Gold Reel Student Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    North Carolina Premiere
  • Hothouse Theatre's Nottingham Film Festival
    Nottingham, England
    United Kingdom
    July 8, 2018
    United Kingdom Premiere
  • Cinemì Cinemà International Short Film Festival
    Arezzo, Tuscany
    March 23, 2018
  • TimeLine Film Festival
    Carate Brianza, Milano
    May 8, 2018
  • Cefalù film festival
    Cefalù, Palermo
    May 1, 2018
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Arminio S. Rivero

Arminio Stephano Rivero a.k.a. Crocodile Deathspin is a Venezuelan born filmmaker currently based in the United States.

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Director Statement

My hope is that "Masters Of War" can push people, especially the younger generation, to seriously think about subjects like government greed & media manipulation.