Jun 4, 2013
Just made this film for The New York Times that has been causing quite a stir.
Comments on the site include:
"SHAME ON THE NY TIMES FOR PUBLISHING THIS!"
"You weren't flying, Joshua. They kicked you in the head."
"I firmly disagree with Mr. Weinstein; this isn't public theater (as he so fondly labels it), but anarchy."
Take a watch and decide for yourself.
Thank you for the WAFFLE crew for making this possible, Kyle Graffam for editing, Seth Ricart for coloring, Jorge Bailon for sound design, Lindsay Mann for loaning the Red Epic, and Don Hooper for location sound. Send me an email to see the final higher rez version.
Feb 3, 2013
I was very excited about the responce to I Beat Mike Tyson when it was released this month. In its first week the film recieced over 100,000 views, was a Vimeo Staff Pick, and was featured in The Atlantic and Shortoftheweek.com. There was a great interview about the film on ESPN too.
The Boston Globe article was my favorite though, Carlo Rotella said:
"If you take “The Fighter” and strip off its melodramatic arc and the stars’ and the industry’s self-regard, then compress what’s left into 12 poetically concise minutes, you get something almost as good, almost as grown-up, as “I Beat Mike Tyson."
Dec 9, 2012
Light a cigar, we did NY! Thanks for everyone who came out. And in case you didn't know, above is Johnnie "Spider" Footman, 93 years old, and by most authorities considered NYC's oldest cabbie.
"There’s an authenticity to "Drivers Wanted" that seems so true and tough that it overwhelms any standard immigrants-up-from-their-bootstraps theme." - NY TIMES
Nov 12, 2012
Get ready for our NEW YORK CITY THEATRICAL RELEASE
11/30/12 - 12/06/12
147 FRONT STREET BROOKLYN NY
Thanks to everyone who came out for our NYC Premiere at the IFC Center as part of DOC NYC. Up on that stage is Asher and Enlun (Eric the cab drivers children), Joshua Z Weinstein (me, the director), Stanley Wissak (cab garage owner), and Jean Tsien (producer). We had quite a bit of laughs, and it was fantastic to have people there who knew about the film when it was just a twinkle in my eyes. But we also heard that Stan's garage was flooded and he lost a hand full of cabs because of Sandy, and that Asher only learned by watching the film that some of the passanger in his dads cab do not pay.
More photos by Yoni Brook from our premiere below.