Private Project

The Ride Home

On the last day of high school, Lee tries to buy a car from his best friend Aubrey before leaving town for an internship. However, conflict arises as both must face the challenges of letting go.

  • Weston Snider
  • Weston Snider
  • Weston Snider
  • Eric Pauls
  • Donovan Snider
    Associate Producer
  • Riley Davis
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Petruk
    Key Cast
  • Michael Janke
  • Weston Snider
  • Donovan Snider
  • Matt Dauncey
    Sound Design and Mix
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Gutenberg College
Director Biography - Weston Snider

Weston Snider is a filmmaker currently based in Eugene Oregon and Alberta Canada. He has been making films since a very young age and his previous short film "Dichrome" did very well on the film festival circuit. Weston has amassed over 8 years of experience working alongside other talented artists and industry professionals. He is passionate about filmmaking and is excited to share his work with the world!

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Director Statement

For me this project was about reaching the end of a chapter of life and starting a new one. The film serves as a testament to the small area where I grew up, and the universal dilemma all young people face when they are fully confronted with the question: “What’s next?”

Both characters in the story face defining moments as they attempt to navigate change, relationships, and all that comes with leaving (or not leaving) the place where they grew up. In many ways I went through this period of life alongside my characters: I wrote the film during my last years of high school, shot it the summer after I graduated, and finally finished post production during my Freshman year of college.