DUST ROAD RENEGADES is made by Ivan Despi and his formidable team at Acid House. The small but perfectly formed studio, run by Ivan and his wife Pauline, is located in the middle of Manila’s glitter and grime. Their five-year-old son Grey also put his stamp on the film: the characters are based on his drawings. It makes sense that their From Truck To Bag story about the FREITAG production process pays tribute to the Philippine commuter trucks known as jeepneys*: after all, they're an integral part of the hot, humid metropolis’s loud, chaotic commuter traffic. Thanks, Ivan and Acid House!
*If you've never seen a jeepney before, imagine a fantastically individual mix of a Thai tuk-tuk, a Second World War jeep and an old school bus.