When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school. Starring two-time Oscar winner Sir Michael Caine and “Lady Bird” co-star Odeya Rush, this upcoming satire also stars Katie Holmes, Seth Green, and Jason Biggs. DEAR DICTATOR is produced, written and directed by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse and will be released theatrically and on VOD March 16, 2018.
Aloe Entertainment is one of Los Angeles’ most prolific independent production companies. The Los Angeles based feature film/television company was created in 1999 by Mary Aloe. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment produces and finances individual pictures and slates of movies. Aloe Entertainment specializes in developing/producing independent features, television series, and network and cable event movies. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment specialize in obtaining 100% financing for features by raising private equity; working with hedge funds, gap financing, top tier foreign sales companies and securing domestic distribution. As well, Mary Aloe’s vast knowledge of P & A financing was recognized when she was brought in to run a 50 million dollar P & A fund. Producer Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment, along with her development team, have produced a record ten features in the last three and half years alone including “Wild Oats” starring Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange, Sony’s “55 Steps” starring Hilary Swank and Helena Bonham Carter that made its recent screen premier in the competition at the Toronto Film Festival, Screen Media’s “Mothers and Daughters” starring Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone, “Mara” with the Paranormal Activity team starring Olga Kurylenko, “Dear Dictator” starring Sir Michael Caine, and the Sundance Film selected film with Screen Media “Ten Thousand Saints” starring Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld and Emil Hirsch. Mary Aloe and her team have financed and producded a record nine features in three and a half years alone.Mary Aloe and her team have financed and producded a record nine features in three and a half years alone. In 2018, they are co-producing with Overbrook Entertainment the prestigious historical action drama “1921” in Kentucky. In addition, Mary Aloe and team will be producing “Just Heloise,” starring in March 2018 in Paris and Bucharest.