A high-school girl who's failed her driver's test four times must get her license in order to save her long-distance relationship. Her latest instructor thinks he can teach her to drive ... if he can just survive the first lesson.
High school senior Kate is a terror behind the wheel. Her boyfriend, away at college, isn't returning her calls. To save her relationship, Kate plans a romantic evening in the big city. But to drive there, she'll have to get her license. After failing her test four times, Kate turns to Safe-T Drivers instructor Mr. Meeker, who thinks he might be able to teach her to drive if he can just survive the first lesson. Written by
Filmed as part of the Seattle International Film Festival's Fly Filmmaking Challenge 2005. Three directors were given three weeks and a limited budget to cast, shoot, edit, and score their films. The films were given 5 "flies in the ointment": each film had to use the same actress (not in the same role), be under 10 minutes, feature The Stranger (an alternative newspaper in Seattle), the Downtown Library, and... someone had to trip. See more »
A full 10 min of smiles, grins, laughs and surprises
I saw this at the Seattle film festival and when it was over my smile muscles were well exercised. It wasn't long enough to wear them out. I would have loved to see a longer story by these folks. Early on I was laughing out loud and working hard to be quiet so I could hear the next funny line. (My wife also says I should have been quieter as she missed parts.)
Having just had two student drivers in the family I found it "almost" believable, touching, and still full of surprises. Mr Harp and his crew and actors really delivered pure entertainment with novel visual shots and lines that kept me a little off guard. It was hard to believe that they packed so much into such a short film.
It was easy tounderstand and dealt with a subject that relates well to most of us. I will be looking for more films from these folks.
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