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Virtual Arcade

World Premiere

USA | 12 MINUTES | Amharic, English |


In the near future, self-driving taxi services employ “safety drivers,” a transitional measure of comfort for passengers. On his first day, Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant with 40 years of driving experience, picks up a couple habituated to the service. Not content, nor comfortable, with merely sitting, Musay insists on driving instigating a series of events with substantial consequences.

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Directed by Steven Schardt

Steven Schardt is an independent producer whose credits include Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, and Men Go to Battle (Tribeca 2015). He wrote and directed the short Cavalier, and co-directed the film Treatment (Tribeca 2012) with Sean Nelson.
Project Creator
Steven Schardt
Megan Griffiths
Nathan M. Miller
Fred Beahm
Audio Director
C. Andrew Rohrmann
Desalegn Kassa, Zemenay Kassa, Jonathan Kassa, Yonnas Getahun, Dessie Zewdu, Eric Riedmann, Emily Chisholm


Project Contact
Steven Schardt
The VR Organization
Seattle, 98122
Press Contact
Caitlin Bruner
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY 10013