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The Driver is Red

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The Driver is Red

Directed by Randall Christopher
15 minutes.
USA. 2017. In English.

"An artistic triumph”
Kurt Brokaw, The Independent

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he searched for a mysterious man named Ricardo Klement. What he discovered in the remote outskirts of Buenos Aires would send shockwaves around the world.

Written, directed, drawn, and animated by Randall Christopher, the has been officially selected to 97 film festivals including the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, along with numerous special screenings at places such as The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and Pixar Animation Studios. It was won 35 awards.

Local Connection: Producer Jared Callahan ("Janey Makes a Play", SJIFF 2015) was born in the San Joaquin city of Lodi, California.

Official Trailer


Select Festivals & Awards

- 2017 Hot Springs Film Festival, USA: World Premiere
- 2018 Sundance Film Festival, USA
- 2018 Aspen Shortfest, USA: Best Documentary Short Film & Audience Award
- 2018 Miami International Film Festival, USA: Audience Award Best Short Film
- 2018 Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland: Best International Short Animation
- 2018 Seattle International Film Festival, USA: Special Jury Mentions for Docmentary Short and Animated Short

About the Director

Randall Christopher is an award-winning filmmaker and artist best known for his cartoon project Kleeman and Mike and the experimental YouTube animation series Skate Sketch. His newest film, The Driver Is Red, screened at DOC NYC in November 2017 and was hailed as “an artistic triumph” by The Independent. In addition to his animated film projects, Christopher has been a college professor of art in his hometown of San Diego since 2005.



Sun., Dec. 16, 2018 | 5:30 PM
In Shorts Two
Central Valley Premiere

Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton



Documentary & Animated Short Film

Director: Randall Christopher
Screenwriter: Randall Christopher
Producers: Randall Christopher, Spencer Rabin, Jared Callahan
Animation & Art: Randall Christopher
Editor: Randall Christopher
Music: Spencer Rabin

Permission: Randall Christopher

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