Outrageous Taxi Stories (PBS/Sundance Channel)

Joe Berlinger's OUTRAGEOUS TAXI STORIES capitalizes on the mystique that for decades has surrounded the New York City cabbie.  This unscripted, nonfiction film is a collection of nine true stories revolving around New York City taxicabs.  The stories, which range from the ridiculous to the bizarre to the sublime, are told by real people.  Each storyteller -- five New York City cab drivers and one passenger -- use their own words to describe the strange cab events that they have witnessed.  Each story is punctuated by unusual photographic images -- shot over a two year period by a former cabbie -- which pay homage to the unusual world of the New York City cab driver.

Awards

Winner
          Gold Eagle         
CINE
1989
Winner
Gold Medal
International Film & TV
Festival of New York
1989
Winner
Jury Award
New York Expo of
Short Film & Video
1989
Winner
Chris Plaque
Columbus Int'l Film Festival
1989
Winner
Telly Award
11th Annual Telly Awards
1990
Winner
Gold Camera Award
US Industrial Film Festival
1990

Credits

Directed by 
Joe Berlinger 
Sound Recordist 
Michael Karas
Original Music by
Wendy Blackstone
Director of Photography 
Bob Richman 
Editor 
Bruce Sinofsky