49 Mile Scenic Drive

Published on February 2, 2024

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! In 1954, an artist named Rex May created an iconic street sign for the city of San Francisco. Half a century later, his signs started to disappear. What began as a short film about design took on a life of its own and ended up changing a little piece of history.

Short Documentary Video
Runtime: 10 min
Color & B/W, Stereo

San Francisco Intl Film Fest 2018 – WORLD PREMIERE – Golden Gate Award
Warsaw International Film Festival 2018 – INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
AFI Fest 2018 – Nominated for Short Film Grand Prix
Tacoma Film Festival 2018
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2018
Cinequest Film Festival 2019
Sonoma International Film Festival 2019
Selected by KQED’s Truly CA as part of Season 14, to be broadcast in August 2019

Directed by Bradley Smith & Tyler McPherron
Written, Narrated and Illustrated by Alexander Barrett
Produced by Bradley Smith, Jeremy Summer, Little Moving Pictures
Director of Photography: Tyler McPherron
Edited by Gregory Gheorgiu, Matthew O’Donnell, Tyler McPherron, Bradley Smith
Composer: Jordan Lehning
Colorist: Sean Wells
Sound Mixing: Joel Raabe
Dialogue Recorded & Edited by Tom Disher
Gaffer: Luke Seerveld
Assistant Editors: Caleb Stumpfl, Michael Pavoni
Assistant Camera: Evan Henkel
Production Assistants: Frank Frattini, Natalie Vall-Freed, Lemia Bodden, Matthew Nelson
Archivist: Emily Bender
SFMTA: Noel Laffey, Eddie Clark, Todd Vers, Candace Sue, Katy Guyon, Helen Lau
SF Film Commission: Manijeh Fata
Special Thanks: Chuck Little, The Family of Rex May, Lee Hastings, Susan Burdick, Kaz Tsuruta, Elliott Reid, Wendy Niles, David de la Torre, Sarah Klise, Bridget Watson Payne, The Mexican Museum, The Oakland Museum of California, Chronicle Books, Chris Bettig, Laura Wagner

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