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Learning To Drive

20 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2016 / USA


During a road trip to scatter their mother’s ashes at the Grand Canyon, Michael, a young man with Down syndrome, is determined to convince his caring but clueless brother, Red, to teach him how to drive. Unfortunately, Red has not only found himself overwhelmed by the additional responsibility of caring for Michael, but is distracted by a sudden opportunity that has changed their travel plans and possibly their lives. In a quirky, humorous turn, Michael takes it upon himself to prove his resolve.

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17 reviews for Learning To Drive

  1. 5 out of 5


  2. 5 out of 5


    Stevens takes on the classic road trip story with a fresh twist with heart. And an insight into a life perspective we all need to see.

  3. 5 out of 5


    What a wonderful look at the world through the eyes of an individual with Down Syndrome and a look at how love can forge brothers together. The movie keeps you laughing and wanting more. Great cinematography and music score. I can’t wait for the extended version.

  4. 5 out of 5


    As a proud mom of a son with Down syndrome, I’m beyond proud to see a movie not only starring an actor with Ds, but a topic centered around Ds. I’m also proud to see Connor Long’s great acting. There’s a misconception of what individuals with Ds can do, this film shows that if given the chance they can push beyond the limited that have been placed on them. This short film made my heart smile. Thank you to the filmmakers for creating this opportunity and spreading awareness. Well done. “Learning to Drive” is funny, heartwarming, and inspirational.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Inspirational!!!! Great to see things from the perspective of a young man with Down’s Syndrome and his brother’s own struggles. Can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic! A refreshing glimpse into the family dynamics involving Down Syndrome. Can’t wait for the full length film!

  7. 5 out of 5


    A wonderful movie filled with great visuals as well as wonderful storyline can’t wait to see the feature film this is a must-see keep up the good work Roderick

  8. 5 out of 5


    Learning To Drive was visually entertaining and inspiring definitely worth the drive from Phoenix to Tucson to see. Keep up the good work Roderick can’t wait to see where it goes from here. Must watch!!!

  9. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic film! Connor Long has phenomenal comedic timing and was a complete delight to watch. Absolutely did not want it to end & hope there is more to come!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Great film! Funny and a must see. A refreshingly fun spirited take on a heart felt film.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Funny, occasionally offbeat and consistently engaging, Stevens’ well-crafted take on the classic American road movie features great performances, cinematography and music – definitely deserves a more expansive big-screen treatment!

  12. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely delightful! This film is not maudlin, nor does it drift into the realm of sticky-sweetness. It is a refreshing take on brotherly love and conflict.

  13. 5 out of 5


    This movie is funny and delightful! It is not maudlin, nor does it drift into the realm of sticky-sweetness. It is refreshing in it’s portrayal of brotherly love and conflict. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  14. 5 out of 5


    Must see movie, great educational film and very entertaining! Looking forward to part 2

  15. 5 out of 5


    It was an educational film, very entertaining. A must see for all, can’t wait for part 2.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Outstanding! Left me longing for more!

  17. 5 out of 5


    Left me longing for more! When can we see part 2?😉

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