Sunday, March 9

King Lear the Taxi Driver

Flashgun Films teamed up Davidson Garrett a poet, actor and taxi cab driver in New York City for this brilliantly done short film. Davidson Garrett has documented his experiences in a recently published book of poems entitled: “King Lear of the Taxi: Musings of a New York City Actor/Taxi Driver.” The book is a philosophical glimpse of an ever-changing city by an actor who must drive a taxi for survival. Through poetry and prose, Davidson Garrett documents his thespian dreams and artistic struggles from behind the wheel of a cab as he glances at humanity in his rear-view mirror.
Flashgun filmed local cab drivers in Stoke-on-Trent where all the footage was shot. The film carries a serious message, especially in light of the violence experienced against taxi drivers in the UK.
It may be a bit slow to load, but I think it's worth the wait.

4 comments:

Peggy said...

You just be careful yourself Bob. Barrow is no place for the faint hearted!

Bob said...

Peggy: theres worse places out there, much worse.

Alastair said...

Just for the record, it's Alastair, not Alistair ...

Bob said...

Alastair: OK thanks for that then