On Wheels - Road: On the run

Title:
On Wheels - Road: On the run
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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Cabs crawl along the city street, on the lookout for two Aboriginal youths suspected of bashing a fellow taxi driver. Lance (Gavin Ritchie) and Murray (Shane O’Mara) run up an alley way and scale a fence to get away from the taxi chasing them. They run into a safe house, where they tidy themselves up, before hitting the streets again. 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.