Writer/director Matthew Cherry’s latest film, 9 Rides has been accepted into the SXSW Film Festival and will make its world premiere during the fest.
Cherry’s latest will be the first feature film shot exclusively with the new iPhone 6s. Set in Los Angeles, Nine Rides focuses on Dorian Missick as a Uber driver who gets life changing news on New Year’s Eve, and the 9 different groups of people he gives rides to that night.
“Dorian is a great actor who I’ve wanted to work with for a while,” says director Matthew A. Cherry, “so it was a great to be able to finally collaborate with him on this project.”
Joining Missick in the film’s cast are Omar Dorsey, Robinne Lee, Xosha Roquemore, Amin Joseph, Skye P. Marshall, former NFL player Thomas Q. Jones, Andra Fuller, Nadine Ellis, Aasha Davis, Sujata Day, and Tracie Thoms.
Nine Rides is Cherry’s follow-up to his 2012 debut The Last Fall which starred Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, and premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.