Bongo Reef Pictures
Four writers. Four stories. One Taxi.
In the back of a London Taxi, the driver bears witness to four separate encounters.
A couple discuss their chess moves on the way to the hospital. A woman leaves
her husband for her lover. A man debates his life with his inner woman. And a
spotty teen boy waits to take his girlfriend to Prom night.
Ordinary people, ordinary lives. He’s not here to judge them, he’s just here to drive.
Filmed 1-2 March 2008
Using the Sony PMW EX1 HD solid state camcorder
Taxi received honorable mention placement for The
HDFEST Deffie Award for Best Foreign HD Short Film.
“…We wanted to let you know that the screening
of your film in NYC was
a success. Your film looked completed beautiful projected in HD. People really
loved the film. Numerous people mentioned it
was one of
their favorites. Your screening was popular amongst our selections…”
“…The festival's criteria for short films to be judged in the festival were
very rigid this year. Taxi wow'ed people and flew through the committees
and judging process with flying
Taxi: New Information
by Jim Hawkins
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Playing Against the Clock
By Howard Rayner
A couple on their way to the hospital use chess to take their mind off impending doom. Will they lose the baby?
Connie – Angela Bull
Marty – Jamie Darling
By Eleanor Tucker
She’s left her husband for her lover, but she discovers she knows nothing about him.
Stop the cab!
Tony – Nick Ewans
Fiona – Raewyn Lippert
By Paul May
Ever had a dialogue with your inner woman? Should Nick make the change?
Nick – James Parsons
Nicola – Anna Savva
Billy the Lad
By Harriet Barbir
Prom night and she’s only gone and
turned up in a black cab.
Billy – Tom Mangham
Nikki – Robyn Bosworth-Davies
Cab Driver – Steve Hart
Director – Paul Olding
DoP – Mark Langton
Music – Jim Hawkins
Hair&Makeup – Karon Mathers
Script Editor – Andrea Olding
Post Production Manager – Alan Pritt
Dubbing Mixer - Steve Cookman
Colourist - Richard Wilding
Editor – Doug Bryson
Producer – Paul Olding
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