New York Film Academy instructor William Dickerson’s new film, Detour, opens Friday in theaters across the United States and Canada, and On Demand. The thriller follows the smooth-talking Jackson Alder, who finds himself trapped in his car after a landslide. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds: battling Mother Nature for his survival.
“My writing partner, Dwight, and I wanted to make a thriller with limited set pieces, limited cast, and that was an original idea,” says William. “These constraints would allow us to make a film within a reasonable budget, which is important for independent filmmakers. I am a firm believer in the concept of ‘limitations breed creativity.’”
William Dickerson currently teaches courses in Director’s Craft at New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus. “I feel extremely lucky to be able to work as a filmmaker and then bring my experience into the classroom and share my insights – both the successes and the failures – with my students,” says William. “Life is one big learning process, and as such, I will never stop learning, and to be able to foster the love of learning in others, specifically others who were in the same shoes I was in only a handful of years ago, is fantastic.”
Dickerson is in post-production on his next feature film, The Mirror, and is also in the midst of a promotional tour for his novel, No Alternative, which was published last year. You can catch Detour in the following cities this Friday, and check out the trailer below!
Los Angeles, CA - Chinese Theater New York, NY - Cinema Village Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center Detroit, MI - Cass City Cinema Ft. Wayne, IN - Cinema Center Portland, OR - Clinton Street Theater Eugene, OR - Bijou Art Theatre Columbus, IN - Yes Theater Tucson, AZ - Grand Cinemas: Crossroads 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Cinema Paradiso