Private Project

@The Bus Stop

A troubled young girl’s infatuation for an older man she sees every day at the bus stop, leads her to a tragic discovery.

  • Johnny Guim
  • Johnny Guim
  • Ellis Freeman
  • Saoirse MacSeoin
    Key Cast
  • Johnny Guim
    Key Cast
    Princesa, Il Male di questo Secolo
  • Sue Devenish_Meares
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    400 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Johnny Guim

Johnny Guim is a Brazilian director of shorts with an LGBTQ twist. He studied postproduction and film making at the City Lit Film School.

His first short, ‘Vanity N7’ was screened at the Mix Milano festival in 2013.
‘Listen to Me’ was screened in 2015 at the City Lit Flicks Festival.

His third short, ‘@TheBusStop’ screened at the 2016 City Lit Flicks. He also appears in the film.

As an actor, he has appeared in television, film and commercials in Italy and the UK including a lead role in the award-winning feature film, ‘Princesa’.

He appeared at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in ‘Love and Other Demons’. His one man show, ‘The Boy from Brazil’ premiered at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival in 2012.

In a previous life, Johnny Guim was Biba Lerhue, a notorious drag queen whose career spanned the cult drag palaces in São Paulo and Italy’s cabaret circuit.

He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Italian.

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Director Statement

I have always been a lifelong fan of Italian songs. For this film school project, I was inspired by a song of one of the greatest Italian singers, Mina. I wanted to make a film that could take us on a dramatic emotional journey in a very short time.

The song is about a girl yearning for a stranger she sees every day at the bus stop, a passion that’s ultimately doomed. This was a feeling I think many of us have had at some time in our lives; I know I certainly have.

A lover of ghost stories, I put a supernatural twist on the song, added a hint of manga and a dash of Tarantino. The look of the film is romantic, a ghost story told in broad daylight.

As a Brazilian in London, I also wanted to capture the way that I see this city of amazing diversity as a backdrop to the story; a city full of strangers, a city of ghosts.