Instead of writing a term paper, John Putch and Mike Pizzuto convinced their HS Government teacher to accept a film instead. FILLER UP deals with the gas shortage of 1977. While making the film, we waited on gas lines with our odd/even plated cars. The usual suspects appear in the cast. Jon Taylor, Michel Horvat, Bill Schaffel & Gary Grossman. A great production value moment occured while filming in front of an oil field on La Brea Blvd., when a big rig passed through the shot. A quick thinking Mike Pizzuto waved him on as if he were his boss. Shot on a Chinon Pacific S8 magnetic sound camera. Sound track was mixed on an Elmo GS-1200 stereo projector.