"Cabbie" is a short documentary film that follows Marty Yacovelli, an aspiring cab driver in Chicago, trying to get his driver's license so that he can pursue his life long dream of becoming a cab driver. Winner of multiple festival awards, this touching story has consistently won over the hearts of festival audiences across the country.
Filmmakers Donlee Brussel, Steve Gelder and Glynn Beard filmed Marty on location in Chicago while they were attending the Lake County Film Festival, run by Nat Dykeman, and screening their films "Intoxicated Demons," "Arc," and "SON."
Director: Donlee Brussel
Producers: Glynn Beard, Donlee Brussel, and Steve Gelder
DP: Glynn Beard
Editors: Steve Gelder and Donlee Brussel
Has screened at 25 festivals, winning:
Best Comedy at the Griffon International Film Festival
Best Comedy at the Dam Short Film Festival
Best Comedy Short at the Valley Film Festival
Best Short Film at the Asheville Film Festival
Most Inspirational Film at Seattle's True Independent Film Festival
And nominations for:
Best Short Film at the Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival
Best Mockumentary at the Lakedance Film Festival
Best Documentary Short Film at the San Joaquin Film Festival