A Drive to Clear the Head

An older couple contemplates calling it quits after many, many years together.

  • Davis Hunt
  • Davis Hunt
  • Jerod Hollyfield
  • Judy Jackson
    Key Cast
  • Ken Jackson
    Key Cast
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    Drama, Black Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Davis Hunt

A transplant from the technology world, Davis Hunt has started multiple websites and a comedy show while in Nashville, TN.

One time, he saw 'The Third Man' at an inconspicuous theater in Palo Alto, California which made him want to be a filmmaker.

This is his first short film.

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Director Statement

This short stemmed mostly from my obsession with driving. I love driving.

Many people talk about how they get 'shower thoughts.' Well, I get 'driving thoughts.' There is nothing better to clear the head than an aimless drive.

Another influence was an old man I encountered in Spokane, Washington talking in what must be the last pay phone on Earth. I ended up getting into a conversation with him where he revealed that his wife of 40+ years wanted to leave him. I guess he just needed someone to talk to.

I literally googled 'why old people break up' when it occurred to me how crazy it was. 40 years into a marriage and you want to call it quits? I found that scenario kind of baffling.

Combine these two simple ideas and you get this little 5 minute short.

Originally this was a 20 minute film with 4 minutes of dialog and 15 minutes of driving (like I said, I love driving), but thanks to the sanity of my collaborators, we kept it grounded. Enjoy!