Meet Shelby. Feet-up on the backseat, music blaring, she’s mouthy and she’s cocky.
Girls like Shelby look like trouble, but there’s more to Shelby than meets the eye.
From the backseat of the bus, Shelby is trying to make sense of the world and the people in it. We hear Shelby’s stories and along the way meet a busload of colourful characters. Diane-from-Savers has a thing about getting on first. Danny the bus driver - he’s actually alright y’know.
Amidst the bags of shopping and miserable commuters 'The Backseat' offers a unique insight into a young girl's view of the world.
A world that has mistreated her so far.
The film is a clever and sensitive look at those in the community who are vulnerable and marginalised.
Run time: 18 minutes
The film was funded by IdeasTap with the support of the Northern Film School and the BFI.
Adam Gregory Smith
Kate Lassman Long
Brest European Short Film Festival 2017 - BAFTA Qualifying
British Urban Film Festival 2016
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2017 - BAFTA Cymru Qualifying
London Independent Film Festival 2017
Manchester International Film Festival 2017
New Renaissance Film Festival 2017
No Gloss Film Festival 2016
Norwich Film Festival 2017 - BIFA Qualifying
Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival 2017
WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival 2017
From The Heart Film Festival 2019