DRIVE – the epic cross-country American drive, filmed in a single, continuous 3,000-mile-long shot – has never been done before. It is unique, and comes from my own experiences and passions, as well as from a multitude of influences in art, film, and literature. It is literally a documentary of the road.
But it is also a hypnotic contemplation – a reverie, an ode, an adventure. The entire breadth of America filmed as a 57-hour experience; the expansive rhythms of the road captured with an ever-changing landscape as backdrop; the iconic American journey – keystone of the American mythos – distilled to its most basic parts, and transformed into cinema.
When something as prosaic as the interstate highway, stripped of all romantic or sentimental contrivances, is seen for all its cinematic majesty, much is revealed – not only about America, but about the viewer as well. The All-American road trip, a voyage of discovery, is something shared in the collective imagination. DRIVE captures that voyage and makes it available to all, to experience as they feel. In an age defined by “selfies”, DRIVE is the anti-selfie – a camera pointed gloriously and defiantly outward, filming and revering all that it sees: The beautiful, the ugly, the boring, the rhapsodic, without judgment or pause, for 3,000 miles.
It is us. All of us. Connected by one very long road.