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Learning to Drive (2016)

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Inspired by the real story of a feisty young man determined to convince his scatterbrained brother to teach him how to drive.


Roderick E. Stevens (as Roderick E. Stevens II)


Roderick E. Stevens (as Roderick E. Stevens II)
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Cast overview:
Connor Long ... Michael
Kevin Coubal ... Red
Nicole Carter Lyde Nicole Carter Lyde ... Officer Zalena
Caleb Dykstra Caleb Dykstra ... Young Michael
Alexander Mason ... Young Red
Andrew Wolverton Andrew Wolverton ... Reginald
Charles Lynch ... Frankie
Candee McKnight Candee McKnight ... Momma
Roderick E. Stevens ... Drifter (as Roderick E. Stevens Jr.)
Josh Berresford ... Himself
Thomas Winchester ... Himself


Inspired by the real story of a feisty young man determined to convince his scatterbrained brother to teach him how to drive.

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Every culture has its rite of passage. Our is called a driver's license.


Short | Drama







Release Date:

9 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Character names played into the traffic light/driving theme of the film as well. Michael's brother is named Guy Botham, but everyone calls him Red and he represents 'stop'. The State Trooper who pulls them over in Arizona is named Zalena which means green in Croatia and of course she represents hope and 'go'ing. See more »

Crazy Credits

Production Coordinator Melissa Stevens was the inspiration for several of the humorous expletives Red proclaims and is additionally credited as "Profanity Wrangler" See more »


Slip Again
Written by 'Roderick E. Stevens Jr.'
Performed by 'Wake Up Joel'
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Big Fan of this Movie
27 May 2017 | by mardraSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the actor Connor Long. I first saw his work in the short film, "Menschen" When I heard of this project, "Learning to Drive," I anticipated good things, and Roderick Stevens, writer and director, did not disappoint.

I'll highlight only these three points. One) The story is believable with flawed and beautiful characters while also fun with a touch of adventure. Two) The camera details, design, and soundtrack reflect and enhance the story-line. Three) Connor Long.

This movie includes "a relatable character with Down syndrome. Truth in ambition, in self- advocacy. The connection of rooting for a hero, more like ourselves then maybe we knew before."

I wrote a long form review of this movie for the HuffPost Blog, if you want to read more about "Learning to Drive" and its impact, you can look there, too.

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