For release: October 29, 2010
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843
The half-hour documentary, “Don’t Make Me Start This Car!”, by Craig Leake, associate
professor of communication at the University of Memphis, will be broadcast by local
public television station WKNO at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4th.
The film, a collaboration between Leake and his 17-year-old daughter Mackenzie about
her year-long confrontation with her fear of driving, is a charming essay on the need
to choose which risks in life are acceptable.
After its debut on WKNO, the documentary is slated to be shown on other public television
stations in Tennessee.
Filmmaker, Mackenzie Leake, at one of the accident scenes she photographed during
the year she was making her documentary and conquering her fear of driving.