Country: USA
Year: 1995
Duration: 14'

During the time of the Great Depression, a hobo sneaks onto a freight train that is going across the desert in the Southwest of the United States. The man is awakened by a noise in the night. After he puts a lantern on, he realizes that he is not the only passenger. There is, in fact, an apparently timid boy in the railway car who does not to come out from the shadows. When he goes up to him roughly, the hobo discovers that he is looking at a woman and notices the presence of a third person.


film director

John Coven

John Coven was born in 1958 in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and the diploma in illustration from the École des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. In France he began his career writing and illustrating childrens' books. Returning to America, he has established himself as a leading Hollywood storyboard artist, with over two dozen feature films, including Reality Bites and Candyman to his credit. Night Train is his first film.


Night Train (cm, 1995).


& Credits

Director and screenplay: John Coven.
Director of photography: Coran Pavicevic.
Art director: Arnd Stockhausen.
Editor: John Travers.
Music: John Ottman.
Cast and characters: James Gervasi (il vagabondo), Marianna Elliott (la donna), Erik Vestville (Floyd).
Producer: Sarah Wauters.
Produzione e vendita all'estero: Mid-Atlantic Pictures, John Coven, 21 Wavecrest Avenue, Venice, CA 90291, USA, tel. +13103963552, fax +13103963552.




Third Prize