The iD Project

Travel to the beautiful island of Dominica as one British man documents his journey of discovery, of identity and learns about the birthplace of his late father.

  • Richard Etienne
    Director
  • Richard Etienne
    Writer
  • Richard Etienne
    Producer
  • Kelly Quintyne
    Producer
  • Richard Etienne
    Camera Operators
  • Nixon George
    Camera Operators
  • Ben Armstrong
    Camera Operators
  • Nixon George
    Photography
  • Richard Etienne
    Photography
  • Janet Charles, Acting UK High Commissioner, Dominica
    Consultants
  • Francine Baron Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dominica
    Consultants
  • Raphael O’Selle
    Art Director
  • Denisha Toussaint
    Researchers
  • Richard Etienne
    Researchers
  • Attribution Free Library Music
    Film Score
  • Courtesy rental (North)
    Transport (Dominica)
  • Evergreen Hotel Dominica
    Facilities (Dominica)
  • Minette Etienne
    Translation
  • Denisha Toussaint, Invest Dominica
    Special Thanks to
  • “Fédérasyon Kréyol [World Kreyol Tour]” Composed by Gregory Rabess Vocals by Gregory Rabess
    Song Credits
  • “Want to see you Again” Composed Deryck Hunter St. Rose Produced by Cotton Grove Studio Vocals by Deryck Hunter St. Rose
    Song Credits
  • Ciaran Etienne
    Dedicated to
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Travel, History, genealogy
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Dominica
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival
    MIAMI
    United States
    June 7, 2019
    Winner: Film Reel Award
  • British Urban Film Festival (BUFF)
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • COMMFFEST- Antigua & Barbuda International Film Festival

    Antigua and Barbuda
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Richard Etienne

Richard Etienne is a British filmmaker and videographer best known for his work as the official videographer to UK Prime Minister Theresa May (2016-19).

His debut film 'The iD Project' won the Film Reel Award at the 2019 Caribe Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2019 British Urban Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Dominica is a country I so badly want to call ‘home’. However with a mind filled with unconfirmed truths, myths and warnings from my Dominican-born members of my family, I realised I developed a range of unhelpful conceptions of our islands’ history and culture.

I was very close to my father. He was my best friend, my idol and someone who believed in me unconditionally. He sadly passed away in 2004 after a number of illnesses, including sarcoidosis.
This film will documents my first journey to the Caribbean island of Dominica as I retrace my father’s footsteps to discover inspiring home truths and the breath-taking beauty of Dominica first-hand.

The film features contributions from renowned sarcoidosis specialist Professor Athol Wells as well as accounts from Dominican artists, entrepreneurs, historians and politicians. This film reveals the underbelly of Dominica and the people who create the culture of this beautiful island – putting a small, uncelebrated country, firmly on the map.