a feature film directed by Matthew Bissonnette and produced by Corey Marr
starring Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette and Robin Tunney
“This film is bloody lovely...A joy from start to finish...The faded hope of LA is perfectly captured, as is a depth of sibling love and resentment, with excellent performances, big laughs and emotional truth." - Empire
“Canada’s Top Ten” - The Toronto international Film Festival
“A brilliant film – smart, funny, a little disturbing and utterly original.” - Montreal Gazette
“4 Stars: It’s not like Sideways; it’s a lot better in fact.” - The National Post
“…it’s the warmth, the entirely plausible relationship between the brothers, the sparky, but never-overwritten back-and-forth between them, and the truthful, universal emotion of the whole thing that makes this a severely overlooked gem." - The Playlist
On the morning of his thirty seventh birthday Michael Brown (ADAM SCOTT) receives a telephone call from this estranged brother Tobey (JOEL BISSONNETTE), which sends the two off on a day-long odyssey across a wild and weird Los Angeles in search of Tobey’s “reason for living.” Behind the wheel of a beat up old BMW, fuelled by hilarious banter and a killer soundtrack (WILCO, LEONARD COHEN, EVAN DANDO, etc.), the brothers’ search leads them through a bizarre, beautiful land filled with surprising, comical characters to a very unexpected and magical destination.
Passenger Side has played over 20 festivals, including: Los Angeles Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival ("Canada's Top Ten"), Edmonton International Film Festival (Winner: Best Canadian Film), Starz Denver Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival (New York).
Passenger Side was released theatrically and has sold to Strand Releasing in the US and to IFC Films internationally.