dir. Alison Murray | 50 minutes | 2000 | documentary
In what’s been called ‘The definitive train hopping doc’, director Alison Murray drops out of the rat race, grabs a camera, and hits the rails with some other punks on a trans-continental freight train hopping epic.
On their odyssey they encounter a cast of hobos and runaways, scallywags and castaways, finding adventure at every turn.
Amidst run-ins with the law, and surviving the perils of the elements, Alison weaves an epic narration over beautifully shot film and video with an old-time soundtrack by Beck (think Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly).
Train On The Brain was originally produced for Channel 4 UK by MJW Productions, and was Alison Murray’s first documentary film before directing Mouth to Mouth starring Ellen Page.