Bus Stop is the common fantasy of public transport riders.
It’s about how we all seem to think about change.
It’s about what out thought process is at the end of the day.
It’s about what we imagine it is for the other passengers.
It’s a broad palette of characters travelling home on a rainy winter evening.
Eight people, seven dreams, one bus.
- Genre:Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Duration:15 min
- Sales Agent:NZ Film
“My initial interest in Bus Stop was to make a film that explored the idea of what
strangers around us are thinking. The more I spoke of this, the more I found everyone 2
had experienced the personal curiosity of the thoughts of people around us, especially
on public transport. I originally had the idea riding the New York subway while I was
living there, by moving home to New Zealand again, I realised the concept translates
not only a range of vehicles, but that it is universal and translates to any society. Its
about how the public around us, and who we speculate we might be. I was also drawn
to the idea of it primary being a silent film, with visuals speaking of memories, and the
role of sound being quite abstract. Also, it was appropriate situation to examine a wide
range of characters. A range in age, race and how their thoughts reflect what is
important to them, at that stage in their lives. The other commentary I was interested in
making was that we never get a chance to see within the driver’s head. This is a
statement on how most people assume that since his occupation is apparent, there
can’t be much more to him. His actions state the opposite. Bus Stop is
really about people in society, anywhere, and the game we play, in wondering who the
strangers that sit next to us are.”