Q: Was "Bus 44" really a true story?

A: The script was inspired by a combination of an urban legend and news events.

Q: What was the film shot on?

A: It was shot on 35mm film stock.

Q: Why was the young man allowed to smoke on the bus?

A: Because back in 2001 when the film was shot, some long distance buses didn't enforce a smoking ban.

Q: Is there a significance to the number 44? Why Bus 44?

A: In Chinese tradition, the number four is considered to be an unlucky number, as it sounds like the same word for "death".