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With great privilege comes great responsibility. You are in the driver's seat. Read more

Chicago, IL Shorts
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With great privilege comes great responsibility. You are in the driver's seat.

Chicago, IL Shorts
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To view video treatment click here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=425654887460298

Follow the production on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DemocracyInTheDriversSeat

"Democracy in the Driver's Seat" is a fast-paced, action-packed bus chase about the dangers of mob mentality, which we hope to shoot this July.


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Director's Statement: After working as a film editor for over 25 years, I have reached a point in my career that I need to go further in making personal statements through film.  With the success of my first narrative short, Lunch in Lima, I know that writing and directing fulfill that dream.  Democracy in the Driver's Seat is based on a short story that my father wrote in the 1970's.  He believed that the democratic system could easily fall into blind mob rule, if the population didn’t take the responsibility of each individual seriously.  In today’s political climate that the time is right to bring his story to the screen, and a wider audience.

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This Kickstarter is meant to raise $4,500 to put toward the cost of bus rentals. The actual budget of this film is closer to $16,000. So, feel free to go over the $4,500 limit to help get this film made.

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