On Wheels - Road: Flagging a cab

Title:
On Wheels - Road: Flagging a cab
NFSA ID:
601525
Year:
2000
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Lance (Gavin Ritchie) and Murray (Shane O’Mara) try to hail a cab, but with no success. Finally, an idle cab presents itself as an option. Lance and Murray jump in, only to be accosted by the cab driver, who tells them to get out. An altercation between the two young men and the cab driver ends in violence. Summary by Romaine Moreton

Title Synopsis

A drama that depicts one night in Sydney, where chance occurrences and luck collide, taxi cabs become predatory and all roads lead to the beach.

Title Curator's Notes

A film that emphasises the strangeness of the city, where a black fella has a hard time getting a cab, and more often than not, anything can happen. The visual exploratory themes of this film are its strength, and director Catriona McKenzie plays with the visual potency of stylistic exploration.

Other films in the AFC Indigenous Branch drama initiative On Wheels are Dust and Confessions of a Headhunter (both 2000).

Notes by Romaine Moreton

Production company:
Virus Media
Producer:
Lisa Duff
Director:
Catriona McKenzie
Writer:
Catriona McKenzie
Cast:
Tim Bishop, Mary Johnson, Shane O'Mara, Gavin Ritchie
Acknowledgement:
Produced with the assistance of the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission.