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Our Films

"Classic road movies for the modern age."

Over the years we've passionately produced a number of films that have resonated with audiences around the world. Each of our films are carefully crafted, painstakenly researched, independently produced and, most importantly, stories that connect us all. We are happy to finally have them all in one place for ease of viewing and purchase. All are available on DVD and OnDemand, whether you're watching on your phone snuggled into camp for the night, or around the TV with friends and family, we've got you covered.

The Bus Movie - Official Trailer

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Directed by Damon Ristau,  60 minutes, © 2013

This is the remarkable story of the vehicle that became an icon. Anyone who has driven a Volkswagen Bus already knows that it's a nostalgic tale of freedom, love, friendship and adventure. THE BUS playfully explores how a post-WWII German utility vehicle evolved into a cultural icon that represents freedom and the open road; defining and connecting generations of fun-lovers everywhere. Beginning in Germany with the vehicle's creation, into a wild ride that changes the world forever, THE BUS is an adventure 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 Movie"

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The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car

The Bug Movie is a documentary film about the most recognizable and beloved vehicle on the planet: The Volkswagen Beetle. From its dark past in pre WWII Germany, to the Summer of Love, this car captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. This film explores not only the history of this automotive icon, but also the intense emotional connection it has with its owners past and present… Including Ewan McGregor and his experience with his first VW Bug as a sixteen year old.

Directed by Damon Ristau, 82 minutes, © 2017

Ways to watch:

The Bug Movie - Official Trailer

The Best Bar in America

Directed by Damon Ristau and Eric Ristau,  82 minutes, © 2008

A whiskey-fueled writing assignment takes one man on an epic motorcycle road trip through the bars and taverns across the American West.  Riding a 1960 BMW motorcycle with a sidecar, Sanders (Andrew Rizzo) is a down-on-his-luck writer on a mission to chronicle every watering hole along the way. Motorcycling the West, sleeping on the ground, chasing mermaids, and drinking in America’s most legendary taverns, Sanders experiences firsthand the brotherhood of the bike and zen of the bar.  Along the way, he gets advice from Ernest Hemingway and Jim Harrison on writing, drinking, and living life to the fullest.  The Best Bar in America is a classic road movie for the modern age.

Ways to watch:

The Best Bar in America - Official Trailer