The Vintagent Trailers Premier: The Passenger

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THE PASSENGER (TBA, Summer time 2023)

Run Time: 22:10
Producer: Brian Awitan, Beth Miller, Michael Barnett, Jeff Elstone, Gentry Dayton
Director: Jeff Elstone
Author: Jeff Elstone
Director of Pictures: Keith J Leman
Key Solid: Gentry Dayton, Wil Thomas (see his function on The Vintagent right here), Stephanie Sasso


Jeff’s journey as a director started in childhood creating no finances journey movies with neighborhood associates on his dad and mom’ VHS camcorder. He attended Temple College’s Movie and Media Arts program in Philadelphia and directed his first brief, Mom Divine, on the age of 23. The movie was shot at one of many metropolis’s most enigmatic and iconic landmarks, and was scored by esteemed Israeli composer Ady Cohen. After graduating in 2003, Jeff relocated to NYC the place he labored as an assistant for photographer/director Steven Klein and later developed a notable profession of his personal as a world trend and portrait photographer. The Passenger represents a return to his main ardour for narrative storytelling that additionally integrates a refined and visceral model honed over years behind the digital camera.


To say something of 2020 would inevitably sound like an understatement.

Within the midst of a worldwide shutdown for ever and ever, my longtime greatest buddy Gentry Dayton and I, together with producer Brian Awitan, sought to benefit from this unprecedented pause, at a time when grief hung heavy within the ether. What started as a pandemic venture quickly expanded right into a common meditation on loss, despair, and transformation.

Whereas many tales rooted in bike tradition have predictably drained macho themes, this movie is a psycho-spiritual walkabout with a tour via haunted terrain right into a cocoon resulting in an surprising rebirth. The Passenger invokes the international artwork home movies of the 70s, whereas concurrently celebrating the traditional Americana of Simple Rider that highlights the uncooked, fragile texture of psychological well being with a marked gritty spirituality, the place the essence of friendship is outlined and nature is personified as each a cruel and therapeutic pressure.

The movie additionally options an unique rating by legendary underground artist Jarboe and her inventive companion Kris Power, whose earlier work on ‘The Path’ garnered a “Finest Composition” Award on the Bilbao Worldwide Recreation Awards. Thor Harris, a member of Swans, additionally contributed his eminent abilities to the soundtrack and, curiously, I’ve a Swans tattoo on my left arm – which makes for a very synchronistic second in time.


Learn The Vintagent‘s interview with the filmmakers and producers.

Jeff Elstone web site: behind the scenes footage