Trinidad & Tobago | 2016 | 29 mins
Bartholomew, a retired civil servant, takes a leisurely drive downtown, where Shanice, mistakes his car for a taxi. After much resistance, he agrees to take her to her destination. Along the way, they encounter a wide diversity of Trinidadian characters, from cross-dresser Hott Pepper to gang member Tan Tan. The unlikely band of strangers unite through this impromptu taxi ride, fulfilling Bartholomew’s fundamental desire for connection.
Maya Cozier is a T+T filmmaker who studied film and video at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has written and directed several short films, including Shan, Dimebag, Dashkar and Short Drop, which was awarded the New York Women in Film and TV Grant at the Dusty Film Festival. She is currently working on her first feature film, She Paradise.