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“THE DRIVER”

(in distribution)


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Short 2D animation film

Logline: In a desolate world a train is rushing to an unknown destination.

Release Date: January 2020

Running Time: 03.17 min.

Genre: Poetry, art, experimental

Direction, design and animation: Daniel Wesseik

Sound design and music: Karl Russell

Narration: Pete Beaumont
“The Driver is a poetic animated short film that unfolds a short poem of a train that is on a compulsive rush to an unknown destination. 

It’s inspired by a period in my life where I had to spend many hours on a train for work.

The story of the train conceals an allegory to the difficulty of putting a stop to self-destrucing patterns. Whereas the story is derived from an individual perspective, it makes a statement on society as well; over its apathy and its lack of ability in embracing well-needed change.”


The Design of the train is inspired by the locomotive train designed by Machinefabriek Breda.


Mark