“Shaken by the sudden death of his ex-wife, Roger steals a cab from his job and sets out to find the son he hasn’t seen in more than thirty years.”
A very riveting and emotional film, “Buffalo” tells the story of a cab driver named Roger whose terminal illness and ex-wives sudden death causes him to abandon his lonely life to search out for his son who he hasn’t seen for decades.
‘Buffalo’ starts out with getting the audience acquainted with Roger himself and his terminal diagnosis as well as his day to day life as a taxi driver & hobbies. From there the story slowly grows into a very a emotional rollercoaster with new characters being introduced, death of his ex wife and his own personal revelations that he has to seek out all the while helping others on his last big journey.
The indie film does a good job in keeping you invested in not just Roger but also the colorful secondary cast of characters surrounding him on his search for his son. Add that in with the well written plot, great character acting, especially from William C. McCallum (Roger) and award winning soundtrack and you have yourself a very compelling movie that is sure to resonate with both the young and old. If you haven’t done so already you should definitely check out this indie film!
The director, Michael McCallum, also has a kickstarter campaign for two more of his indie projects, It’s about 2 weeks remaining so if you’re interested in helping out you should definitely check out the campaign, every $1 counts!
The film was just awarded BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Barb Dalman), HUMANITARIAN AWARD and an INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD at the Global Independent Film Awards! It also was awarded BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE at the Eclipse Awards and BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE at the DIY Film Festival in Santa Monica