Gasoline Rainbow

by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross

Gasoline Rainbow


With high school in the rearview, five teenagers from small-town Oregon decide to embark on one last adventure. Piling into a van with a busted tail light, their mission is to make it to a place they’ve never been—the Pacific coast, five hundred miles away. Their plan, in full: “Fuck it.”

By van, boat, train, and foot, their improvised odyssey takes them through desert wilderness, industrial backwaters, and city streets. Along the way, they encounter outsiders from the fringes of the American West and discover that the contours of their lives will be set by trails they blaze themselves. They are forgotten kids from a forgotten town, but they have their freedom and they have each other, hurtling toward an unknowable future—and The Party at the End of the World.


The Ross Brothers are an American filmmaking team whose work has brought them renown as some of the most innovative independent filmmakers working today, with a style all their own and always evolving - pushing the art of presenting uninhibited portraits of and journeys through places, with all the complicated, humanistic, and lyrical truth that that entails. They are the recipients of numerous grants, awards and accolades and their work has been featured at museums and festivals throughout the world. In 2023, their body of work was celebrated with a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. They are members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.


2023 Gasoline Rainbow
2020 Blood Nose, Empty Pockets
2017 Contemporary Color
2015 Western
2012 Tchoupitoulas
2009 45365


Micah Bunch
Nathaly Garcia
Nichole Dukes
Tony Aburto
Makai Garza


Producer: Michael Gottwald, Carlos Zozaya
Eecutive Producer: Matt Sargeant
Co-Producer/Casting: Lauren Cargo
Co-Producer/Casting: Jesy Rae Buhl
Co-Producer: Claire Haley
Co-Producer: Joanne Feinberg
Production Designer: Erin Staub
Art Director: Alex Ross
Mr. Everything: Thomas McGovern
Picture Car Wrangler: Tony Rieker
Cinematographer: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
Music: Casey McAllister
Costume Designer: Erin Staub
SFX: Tony Rieker, Thomas Mcgovern

Technical Data

Original Title: Gasoline Rainbow
Duration: 108 (min)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Format: DCP
Sound: 5. 1
Year: 2023
Language: English
Country of production: United States
Production Companies: Department of Motion Pictures, MUBI Inc, XTR

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