Description: Josh Izenberg is the Director of “SLOMO”, a short documentary about a man who abandons his career as a neurologist, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity. Winner of Best Short Documentary at SXSW.
City: San Francisco, CA
You used to work as a cab driver— what’s the weirdest encounter you had on the job?
Oh God, I had a lot of weird encounters on the job. I went out way out to the boondocks, and some guy called a cab for his brother, who is an adult guy— put his brother in the back of the cab, and said, “Don’t worry, he’s not going to hurt you.” And I was like, that’s a really weird to say because I wouldn’t have thought that. But when you call attention to that… But then while I was giving the guy the ride, the guy kept saying “Don’t worry. I’m not going to hurt you.” (laughs)