The Driving Dead

Director: Philip Snyder, Robert M. Snyder
Short Short
Thriller | USA | 4 min

A hitchhiker gets a ride that takes him farther away than he anticipated.

Director’s bio:

Rob & Phil Snyder have been making movies since their early teens and are winners of two First Place Awards in the annual Kodak Teen-Age Movie Contests and a CINE Eagle Award. Rob was formally editor of the South Shore Record and the Five Towns Forum, both Long Island weekly newspapers. He is currently working as a Legislative Aide for the Town of Hempstead. Phil is a film and video editor of TV commercials in NYC.

Their numerous short films include “Child is Father to the Man”, “Rape”, “Midnight Confession” and “Reaper Madness”. “Paperman,” a comedic look at Rob’s career as a weekly newspaper editor, won the Best Short Film Award (under 10 minutes) at the 2005 Bare Bones Script2Screen Film Festival in Tulsa, OK. At the same festival, “The Tale Tale Cell-A Rehearsal” took the prize for “Best Experimental/ Alternative Film. “Fitzgerald’s Flask,” a sci-fi spoof about F. Scott Fitzgerald won the Best Short Film-Video Award at the Long Island International Film Festival 2006 & the Best Short Film Comedy at the Indie Film Gathering in Cleveland, Ohio in 2009. “A Farewell to Arm” won Best Short Film at the 2013 Yellow Ape Film Festival in Huntington, NY and the 2014 Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, CA. and was nominated for “Best Short Film under 10 minutes” in the 2011 Hoboken International Film Festival. Their current production, “The Bag” has screened at the Long Island International Film Expo, New Filmmakers NY, the CHAIN NY Film Festival, the Macabre Faire Film Festival 2016, the NY Winter Film Awards 2016 and the Brightside Tavern 
Short Film Festival March, 2016, the Newark International Film Festival 2016. “The Bag” won the Best Science Fiction Film in the 15 Minutes of Fame Festival 2017 in Palm Bay, Fla. In addition, “The Bag” won the Phoenix Award for Social Awareness at the Action on Film Megafest 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Bag” was nominated for Best Short Comedy and Best Director Short Comedy in the First Annual Cutting Room International Short Film Festival 2018 in NYC. The Snyder Bros. latest short, “The Eye” was nominated for Best Science Fiction film in the latter film festival as well.