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Driving Me Nuts! - Logo Opening

Driving Me Nuts! - Logo Opening

Title opening to my current feature film about a driving instructor who's at his wits' end with his offbeat and whacky, adult driving students. Production is now complete (2023)

Cast from Driving Me Nuts!

Cast from Driving Me Nuts!

'The Talking Car' (Helen Fisher)

'The Talking Car' (Helen Fisher)

Laszlo is finding it most challenging to conduct his driving instructions in Dolly's crammed, sporty 1963 BMW Isetta. It doesn't help matters much either to listen to a bubble gum-popping, laughing chatterbox.

'The Boss' (Angelos Sevastakis)

'The Boss' (Angelos Sevastakis)

Following the Joey hitman incident, a shady individual, known as the 'Boss,' contacts Laszlo through his video watch. Laszlo assumes that the caller is inquiring about driving lessons—not so. He's fishing for the whereabouts of a driving pupil who goes by the name of Joey.

'No Anchovies' (Rich Pfundt)

'No Anchovies' (Rich Pfundt)

Freddy reminisces with Laszlo about an incident involving an allergic reaction he had to anchovies from a pizza he ordered. Infuriated with rage, he plastered the owners and the pizza shop with pizzas. It didn't take long for Freddy to be mug-shot again.

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (John Fraser)

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (John Fraser)

Melvin has always been uncertain about himself and consequently suffers from low self-esteem. After 30 failed attempts at renewing his driver's license, Melvin Frumps should forget about driving altogether and stick to public transit or hailing taxis.

'Crusty Old Fart' (Ron Fisher)

'Crusty Old Fart' (Ron Fisher)

Elmer has an outrageous, cantankerous, miserable attitude problem. He has far too many demons in his mental closet, and one would never know what to expect to hear from his rude, acidic mouth. There isn't enough holy water in the world to douse him with, so that rules out exorcism.

'A Squealing Handicap' (Béla Peter Pfundt)

'A Squealing Handicap' (Béla Peter Pfundt)

A retired butcher from Britain, Geoffrey has the personality of a distinguished, well-rounded servant to a royal family. During his years at the abattoir, he developed a most peculiar condition. Whenever Geoffrey anticipates an insurgence of intense panic – he squeals like a wild pig.

'Clouds in The Car' (Robert Wilson)

'Clouds in The Car' (Robert Wilson)

Boss of the driving school waits to see who will be next to drive over a cliff.

3 Hail Marys Then Drive (Peter Winders)

3 Hail Marys Then Drive (Peter Winders)

Father O'Flannigan has reached a pivotal point in his life. After decades of listening to people's lengthy, sorrowful woes in his confession booth, he's ready to throw in the holy towel and embrace retirement with a heavenly sigh of relief.

'The Joker' (Dave Troyer)

'The Joker' (Dave Troyer)

Wally is the owner of Wally's Place, a joke and novelty store, which explains Wally's infectious, laughing persona. He's an exploding bag of stupid, annoying jokes, and it's excruciating for Laszlo to endure. Wally just doesn't know when to stop.

'German Jetset' (Monika Dudezki)

'German Jetset' (Monika Dudezki)

As a European TV celebrity, Heidi travels the world in her private Lear jet, attending lavish parties, fashion runways, and endless shopping sprees. Charming as she may appear, Heidi is a true narcissist who despises the working class or anyone who is generally beneath her status.

'Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz' (Belą Peter Pfundt)

'Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz' (Belą Peter Pfundt)

Driving Instructor Lance Leatherneck.

Driving Instructor (Laszlo Galko)

Driving Instructor (Laszlo Galko)

Plagued by whacky, offbeat, adult-driving pupils, an overly frustrated, driving instructor has reached his sanity-breaking point and is ready to jump off a cliff. If there was a PTSD condition for driving instructors, he would be the official poster boy.

'Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz' (John Mumford)

'Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz' (John Mumford)

It's almost incomprehensible to believe that Butch Sturgeon, who was once an African Safari, Big Game Hunter Guide, is petrified of the jungle, animals, and insects. Butch is getting retested due to severe memory loss caused by a massive attack to the head by African honey bees.

'The Hitman' (Béla Peter Pfundt)

'The Hitman' (Béla Peter Pfundt)

Joey just arrives from out of town to get his license retested. Laszlo thought it unusual to pick up a driving pupil by the docks at a shipyard rather than at a fixed address. Laszlo soon realizes that Joey is not an actor, but a wanted hitman by the FBI.

'The Talking Car' (Béla Peter Pfundt)

'The Talking Car' (Béla Peter Pfundt)

Annoying and bullying hillbilly.

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'Bio-Warfare' (Andrea Bruce)

'Bio-Warfare' (Andrea Bruce)

Mabel is being tested after an altercation with a policeman in which she punched his lights out. During the lessons, Mabel enlightens Laszlo about her family's treasured Civil War secret that's been hushed by the U.S. government for over a hundred years.

'Close Encounters of The Cleaning Kind'

'Close Encounters of The Cleaning Kind'

Chloreno is a cleaning woman from the southern Mediterranean. She is feeling tightly wound and unsure of herself because Laszlo will be teaching her how to drive using a manual stick shift. Chloreno shared with Laszlo that she also periodically cleans a flying saucer for an E.T.

'Roger, Copy That' (Axel Dudezki)

'Roger, Copy That' (Axel Dudezki)

Perceval is a calm, reserved, anal-retentive Mr. Know-it-all. His persona epitomizes Mr. Spock or that of a highly sophisticated AI unit. Laszlo's patience soon wears thin when he watches Perceval follow his notebook of endless and time-consuming protocols.

'Full of Air' (Andrew Kinsella)

'Full of Air' (Andrew Kinsella)

Amish farmer Wendle, brings his wife Helga along because she is due at any moment to give birth. Wendle's frustrations escalate as Helga continues to distract him with comments from the backseat. Wendle informs a stunned-looking Laszlo that Helga has broken her water.

'Roger, Copy That' (Andreas Pfundt)

'Roger, Copy That' (Andreas Pfundt)

The elusive onion throwing 'Bad Kid'.

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