When a daydreamer falls in love with a book smart, things might get complicated - in her head, flying to the moon is more feasible than asking him out for ice cream, but on this bus ride, she will find the courage to speak up before the end of the line.
Director Biography - Michael Sternberg
Michael Sternberg was born 1990 in Israel, grew up in Jerusalem, and lives in Haifa nowadays.
Michael started his theater and acting studies in high school.
After graduating from high school, Michael continued his theater and acting studies at Impro – Studio for Film, Television, and Theater Acting,
During his studies at Impro, Michael wrote and directed a film called ‘Abandonment Anxiety’.
Michael wrote and directed a film called ‘Line 25’ inspired by a conversation he witness on a bus of two college students.
As well as directing and writing, Michael also studied video editing at Musrara College – The Naggar School of Art and Society, Jerusalem, Israel.
This story is inspired by a true event that I myself witnessed between two people sitting on a bus wanting so badly to speak to each other but struggling to express themselves.
This event was very magical to me and I was touched by how both of them tried different ways to get to each other's hearts but kept stopping themselves because of their shyness.
I could relate to this feeling of struggling to express love and how hard it is to approach someone you want to be with - it's not accessible, there are obstacles.
The moment where the guy gets up and leaves the bus was such a magical heartbreak representing the loss of the most important things we own, like sand disappearing from our hand. A bus represents something temporary, ephemeral, not something permanent. Nothing is stable, there are bumps in the road, even stops in the road but nothing really stops, people join you and people leave you, everything is passing...
I chose to make this film in a foreign language because it takes me to a whole different world, to a magical world, just like a kid traveling abroad. In fact, just like a kid listening to a story before bedtime.