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Follow Leader (2019)

A vivid exploration of the relationship between toxic male masculinity and the generational and psychological influences it has had on the filmmaker.

Completed On: 14 Apr, 2019

Duration: 7 min 0 sec

Genres: Experimental

Country: Canada

Director: Scott Daniel Johnson

Submitted By: Scott Johnson

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A vivid exploration of the relationship between toxic male masculinity and the generational and psychological influences it has had on the filmmaker.
  • Directors
    Scott Daniel Johnson
  • Producers
    Scott Daniel Johnson
  • Writers
    Scott Daniel Johnson
  • Production manager
    Kristen Ward
  • Production coordinator
    Mathew Love
  • Camera Operator
    Scott Johnson
    Remnants of Dog
  • Editor
    Scott Daniel Johnson
  • Assistant editor
    Jayson Marsachuck
  • Sound recordist
    David Roman
  • Grip
    Lucas Burlock
  • Film Type
    Experimental
  • Genres
    gender identity,exoticism,discrimination,vignette,experimenal film,gender issues
  • Runtime
    7 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    14 Apr, 2019
  • Production Budget
    1000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    Canada
  • Country of Filming
    Canada
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
    Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:19
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

World Film Carnival – Singapore(WFCS)
Singapore
Singapore
11/07/2020
Southeast Asia Premiere
Official Selection & Best Experimental Film

Festigious Los Angeles
United States
Hollywood Los Angeles, CA, USA
09/30/2020
Official Selection & Best Experimental Film

IndieX Film Fest
United States
Hollywood Los Angeles, CA, USA
09/19/2020
Official Selection, Best Experimental Short, Best Sound Mixing, Visual FX

Independent Shorts Awards
United States
Hollywood Los Angeles, CA, USA
09/13/2020
Official Selection, Best Experimental Short, Best Sound Design

FilmCon Awards
United States
Hollywood Los Angeles, CA, USA
09/08/2020
Official Selection, Best Experimental Film

Global Film Festival Awards
United States
Los Angeles, CA
09/04/2020
Official Selection, Best Experimental Film

Accolade Global Film Competition
United States
La Jolla, CA
08/25/2020
Award of Recognition and Merit - Experimental Film

Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards
Canada
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
11/14/2019
Official Selection

Flamingo Film Festival
United States
Davie, FL
06/27/2019
Official Selection, Best Visual Effects

Living Skies Film Festival
Canada
Regina, SK, Canada
03/05/2019
North American Premiere
Official Selection, Viewers Choice Award

Cult Critic Movie Awards
India
Kolkata, Bengali Kalikata
Official Selection, Best Editing, Outstanding Achievement - Experimental Film

L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
India
Kolkata, West Bengal
Official Selection & Best Experimental Film

Virgin Spring Cinefest
India
Kolkata, West Bengal
Official Selection & Silver Award - Experimental Film

Director's Biography

Scott Johnson is a multi-award winning filmmaker based in Regina Saskatchewan. He has worked on several features including, Hiestery, Mercy, and most recently Remnants of Dog all of which were shot entirely in Saskatchewan. He has won several awards in recent years. Some include Best Of Saskatchewan in 2018 at the Regina International Film Awards, viewers choice at the living skies film festival (2019), flamingo film festival in Florida, USA, Accolade, FilmCon Awards, IndieX Film Fest, and Festigious Los Angeles to name a few.

He has since gone on to write, shoot, and direct many films including a international award winning short titled Follow Leader in 2019.

Scott is set to direct a projected drama film entitled, Double Lives, which is being produced by Infinity Machine Films and slated to shoot in late 2020

Director's Statement

Scott Johnson is a Canadian filmmaker based in Regina Saskatchewan.

His work is driven by the need to challenge permeating philosophies and direct and signify avenues that we as people can follow in order to better ourselves as part of a diverse and multicultural society. His craft is constructed with a humanistic approach using elements involving, sociopolitical, philosophical, and psychological schools of thought and perspectives.

In particular, most of his films deal with issues of mental-disorder and trauma such as the suicide of a loved one, debilitating abnormalities, and coping strategies in regards to illness such as depression. My works also focus on individual anxiety that exists in our society such as gender anxiety and the crisis of masculinity that leads to violence and hate in our culture.

His perspective on filmmaking involves equal parts of an aesthetic form, intellectual involvement of the viewer, and the enjoyment factor. This ideology leads me to create strikingly different and engaging content from the mainstream. He is constantly striving to perfect and pursue different ideas and making use of memory, intelligence, and my general understanding of film theory and concepts.

1 Reviews
  • Wonderful concept. All the best for future projects!

    10 Nov, 2020

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Laurels and Certificates
  • New York Film Awards - Best Experimental Film
  • Festigious - Best Experimental Film
  • Film Con - Best Experimental Film
  • Gold Award - Best Experimental
  • Gold Award - Best Sound Design
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - Experimental Short Film - INDIEX
  • Global Film Festival & Awards - Best Student Filmmaker
  • Semi finalist - The Continental Festival
  • L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF) - Experimental Film
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards - Best Editing & Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards - Best Editing & Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Cosmo Film Festival - Best Experimental Film
  • Virgin Spring CineFest - EXPERIMENTAL FILM (SILVER)
  • WINNER - Accolade Global Film Competition - 2020
  • Antimatter [Media Art]
  • AIRIZONA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2020
  • Oregon State International Film Festival
  • Top Shorts QU
  • VEGAS CINEFEST 2020
  • Montreal Wreath Awards 2020
  • Prague International Film Festival 2021
  • VSC 2020
  • KIMFF 2020
  • Indie Short Fest
  • Dumbo Film festival
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival 2020
  • GFFA 2020 WINNER
  • Madrid AWARDS 2020
  • GLOBAL SHORTS 2020 WINNER
  •  (LIAFF) 2020 WINNER
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020 Winner
  • Cosmo Film Festival - Best Experimental Film
  • New York Film Awards 2020 - Best Experimental Film
  • IndieX 2020 Winner
  • Festigious 2020 - Best Experimental Film
  • Film Con - Best Experimental Film
  • Independent Shorts Awards\Winner 2020
  • Independent Shorts Awards\Winner 2020