Honk If You're Horny

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An enigmatic young musician becomes the captive audience for a crusty old cab driver’s dirty story on the taxi ride from hell!

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  • Status: 
    Completed
  • Format: 
    Short
  • Genre: 
    Comedy
  • Duration: 
    11 min
  • Sales Agent: 
    NZ Film

About

Honk if You’re Horny is a ribald comedy about tall stories and our bizarre need to pretend to be something we’re not, as well as the folly of being too quick to judge a book by its cover.

On a rainy night in Auckland city, an enigmatic young musician gets into a cheap, low-rent taxicab. The crusty old cabbie takes one look at this slick young man with his guitar case and chooses to think of him as an oversexed, rock and roll party animal.

Trying to impress his passenger, the cabbie launches into a graphic
recounting of a sexual misadventure he participated in “just the other night”. While it is obscene and highly inappropriate, the driver’s story is undeniably compelling, but as the details become increasingly more hilarious and outrageous, it gets harder to believe.

The passenger has no choice but to listen, and hold on for dear life, as he becomes a captive audience for the driver’s obscenities during a hair-raising cab ride from hell, including a high-speed cop chase and a frightening run-in with a car-load of homicidal Westies! The passenger grits his teeth and toughs it out, wondering how he can get back at the driver for polluting his ears and putting him through such a life-threatening ordeal. When he finally arrives at his destination, the passenger’s identity and true calling are at last
fully revealed, and he gets his opportunity.

Technical Info: 
Colour, Digital, 1:1.85, Stereo
Duration: 
11min
Production Year: 
2012
Production Company: 
Great Southern Film, Big Shorts
Festival/Awards: 
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival; 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, The Best Actors in a Film Festival (Best Actor in a Short Comedy), Show Me Shorts Film Festival (Best Actor, Best Director, Best Film), Miami Short Film Festival, The Nevada International Film Festival (Silver Screen Award), Ozu Film Festival (Krakatorder Award), Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, 2014 BeFilm The Underground Film Festival, Mikrofilm Short Festival.
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

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