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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Two-Sided Ride

Directed by Jason Karman

Canada / 2016 / 9 mins / English / B&W / 16:9, D-Cinema


Downtown Independent
April 30, 2017 7:00 pm


Director in attendance!

Told through the single point perspective of a dash cam inside a car, TWO-SIDED RIDE provides an intimate outlook into the life of Alex—a gay driver for a ride-booking service—as he encounters passengers and misfortunes in his search for a romantic connection in the city.

Director's Bio

Jason Karman is a Vancouver-based screenwriter and director whose short films have screened at festivals in Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, across Europe, United States and Canada. He received the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2011, and in 2015 he was recipient of the Jury Choice Award at Reel Pride Winnipeg. Jason is the 2016 recipient of the James Lee Foundation Scholarship.


Director: Jason Karman
Cinematographer: Alfonso Chin
Production Designer: Steve Menchions
Original Music: Joe Berry
Cast: Brent Hirose, Christopher Webb, Madeline Wahl, Kara Shaw, Allison Klause, Tarun Keram


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    Preceded by: Two-Sided Ride

Dates & Times


Downtown Independent
April 30, 2017 7:00 pm