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The Death Drive

Directed by Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne

Short Narrative
USA  | 10 minutes | 2015

A self-proclaimed astronaut searches for the missing impact in his life. The young thrill seeker must find the balance between having a relationship and embracing his urge to self-destruct. This short film explores the human desire for danger and risk while commenting on what it means to truly live.

Death Drive - Poster

Death Drive - Kyle JamesKyle James
Director, Editor, Writer

Kyle V. James: Director, Editor, VFX. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kyle works as a digital artist, designer, and filmmaker. His video work spans music videos, short films, T.V. commercials, and full-length feature films. A recent graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Kyle has already worked for Milwaukee Magazine, Wonder Wonder, and About Face Media. Also working as a freelancer, Kyle was able to accumulate an impressive body of work as a cinematographer, editor, animator, and visual effects artist.

Kyle V. James is best known for his work on The Death Drive (2015), China Test Girls (2015), and Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015).

https://beloitfilmfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/death-drive-micheal-bourne.jpgMichael Bourne
Director,Writer, Cinematographer

Michael Bourne. Director, Cinematographer/DP, Editor. Michael was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and works as filmmaker and videographer. His video work includes short films, music videos, and short documentary projects. Michael has completed the film program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and currently works as videographer and editor for Doc-UWM, and as a freelancer cinematographer and grip.

Michael Bourne is best known for his work on The Death Drive (2015) and Illuminate (2014).

Film Information

Director:   Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 10 minutes


Producer: Kyle V. James, Michael Bourne
Writer: Kyle V. James, Michael Bourne
Editor: Kyle V. James
Key Cast: Mallori Taylor, Kyle V. James

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