Drunk Bus

Drunk Bus

Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post-college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. Stuck in Ohio without a new plan of his own, Michael finds himself caught in the endless loop of driving the "drunk bus," the debaucherous late-night campus shuttle that ferries drunk college students from parties to the dorms and back.

When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk-rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.

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Brandon LaGanke

John Carlucci




Showrunner: N/A
Directors: Brandon LaGanke, John Carlucci
Executive Producer: Edward Nash, Michael Carroll, Tom Gordon, Josh Oren, Jay Fields, Ian Tarbert
Producer: Eric Hollenbeck, Grant Fitch, Steven Ilous
Screenwriter: Chris Molinaro
Cinematographer: Luke McCoubrey
Editor: Taylor Levy
Production Designer: Carmen Navis
Sound Designer: Ryan Price
Music: Alan Wilkis, Jimmy Stofer, Nathaniel Eras
Principal Cast: Charlie Tahan, Kara Hayward, Pineapple Tangaroa, Tonatiuh, Zach Cherry, Sarah Mezzanotte, Jay Devore, Dave Hill, Martin Pfefferkorn, Sydney Farley
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Shawna Nova Foley, Casting Director: Rebecca Dealy, Set Decorator: Kassandra DeAngelis, Co-Producer: Ben Bradford


Public Film Contact
Eric Hollenbeck
Hollenbeck Film + Experience
Publicity Contact
Rob Fleming, Prodigy Public Relations
310-857-2020 x 702
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 100 mins