The Commute (the making of)

The Commute

2nd Life

Goodwill Industries

Director Jake  McAfee wrote, directed, and filmed this wonderful short about a father who decided to personally travel from Queens to Manhattan to pick up his daughter’s birthday present in time for her 10th Birthday party. The film depicts the difficulties and challenges for a disabled man in a wheel chair may face traveling on public transportation. This award winning film went on to become Goodwill Industries’ signature film of the domestic US, and on to a worldwide representation of the Goodwill Brand. Goodwill went on to engage Jake and Rich for a sequel short film entitled “2nd Life” starring Doug E. Doug.


Director: Jake McAfee
Sound Design: Rich Macar

Jake tells us about creating, “The Commute”