DEMOCRACY IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

LANGUAGE: English Genre: Drama/Thriller Running Time: 8:24 Year of production: 2015 SYNOPSIS Strangers on a bus rally behind a fellow passenger who is desperately urging the driver to catch up to a bus up ahead. Camaraderie and excitement fill the…

DEMOCRACY IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

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LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama/Thriller
Running Time: 8:24
Year of production: 2015

SYNOPSIS

Strangers on a bus rally behind a fellow passenger who is desperately urging the driver to catch up to a bus up ahead. Camaraderie and excitement fill the air as the driver skillfully moves his way through traffic. Suddenly the faces of the passengers fill with horror as they realize the outcome of the action they had all blindly supported.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Cerise Films, Inc.
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Julie Julie Greenberg
Bus Driver Law Davenport
Man 1 Rom Barkhordar
Man 2 Brian Keys
Man 3 Matt Bausone
Woman 1 Sara Sevigny
Boy Alex Henderson
Mother Rachel Sledd
Daughter Ava Morse
Bus Driver 2 Reggie Smith

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Gail Gilbert
Screenwriter: Gail Gilbert
Producers: Barbara Stieglitz/Jim Gilbert
Director of Photography: Ryan Berena
Sound: Noise Floor
Set/Wardrobe/Prop Master: Gaby Kuhn
Editing: Amanda Marien
Re-recording Mixer: Stosh Tuszynski
Music Composer: Salvatore Córdova

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of origin: US
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 8:24
Shooting format: RED
Color type: COLOR
Aspect ratio: 2048 x 858
Sound format: 48K Stereo

AWARDS

Oxford International Film Festival
Best International Film
Best Screenplay
Amazon Underground Film Festival, Manaus, Brazil
Best Underground Film
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
Best Short Film, 2nd Place
BLOW-UP Arthouse Film Festival
Special Jury Award: Outstanding Directing
Route 66 Film Festival
Best of Illinois Films

ESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Oxford International Film Festival
Boston Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Napa Valley Film Festival
Richmond International Film Festival
Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Silicon Valley International Film Festival
Manchester Film Festival
BLOW-UP Arthouse Film Festival
Route 66 Film Festival
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
New York City International Film Festival
Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
A Long Week of Short Films Festival, Shanghai, China
Film Fest International, Madrid, Spain
Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
Midwest Independent Film Festival
Square Lake Film and Music Festival
Moondance International Film Festival
JOZI Film Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa
Amazon Underground Film Festival, Manaus, Brazil
Beloit International Film Festival
Green Bay Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Gail Gilbert was an award-winning film editor before switching gears and going back to school for an MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage. Now she is embarking on a new career as writer/director, where she thrives on creating characters and premises that push the envelope in critiquing modern life. The issues that drive her forward are racial and class conflict, crossgenerational unity and the power of Time in defining human existence.

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