The Bus (2012)

A break from the high adventure for just a moment… A celebration of the VW camper van and its quietly understated role in getting tens of thousands of people ‘out there’.

There are loads of four wheeled vehicles that exude the musky smell of iconography; from James Bond’s Aston Martin to David Hasselhof’s smugly metrosexual  ‘K.I.T.’ car. However, few have generated  such an evocative  bouquet of ‘adventure’ in a way that could be smelled by all, however humble their travel credentials.  This is the remarkable story of a vehicle that became the symbol of free-spirited abandon – a nostalgic tale of freedom, love, friendship, breakdowns and, if you want, adventures.

‘The Bus’ playfully explores how a predictably humourless German utility vehicle metamorphosed into a cultural icon that represents freedom, liberty and the open road, defining and connecting generations of fun-lovers everywhere. Beginning in Germany with the vehicle’s functional creation, into a wild ride that changes the world forever, ‘The Bus’ is an ‘off-the-grid’ joy from beginning to end. From Wolfsburg to Hollywood, Burning Man to Baja, people from all walks of life share their stories and passion in ‘The Bus’. This is actually a movie about living your dreams rather than simply a story about a van with a bed in it.

HD Colour video  62 mins

THE BUS MOVIE – Official Trailer from Firewater Film Company on Vimeo.