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IN THE BACK OF THE BUS

IN THE BACK OF THE BUS

US Premiere

Director: Paul Hurwitz

Canada, 2002, 6 min

Festival Year:2003

Category:Animation

Cast:Bob Kitchen, Rio Huges, Zina Driver, Adam Segal, Paul Hurwitz

Crew:Producer: Vancouver Film School - Screenwriter, Cinematographer: Paul Hurwitz - Editor: Rina Gallo - Original Score: V- Treaty - Sound: 29 productions

Sales:Paul Hurwitz - Vancouver, BC Canada

Email:paul_hurwitz AT hotmail.com

Synopsis

Ride the LA-LA, on the baddest bus as it slides through Vancouver's downtown eastside crust. Jive with the local beatbox* brilliance, balancing the bumpy with the happy. Feel the chatter start to scatter, as Zub n Staul ROCK the bus with Franky, Flimsy, Patience, Prego, Mr.Fats and little Ya-Ya. *beatbox/v./a sequence of vocal rhythmical sounds created by 1 or more people resulting in music with beat, bass, treble, and harmony.

About the director

Paul Hurwitz is a proud Vancouverite who after graduating high school studied creative writing and poetry at Comosun College and Comic book illustration at Vancouver Film School (VFS). A year in Asia, Australia and India homed his skills in Henna design, Yoga and meditation. He then attended Sheridan College's Classical Animation program before receiving a scholarship to VFS to finish his 2D studies in 2002. His love of dance, social issues, environmental awareness and music all come together in his short film, In the Back of the Bus. His characters were all created from real life people on the bus in Vancouver's downtown eastside which he studied while riding the bus to school. He would like to thank his family, teachers and mentors.

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