WORKING is the darkly comedic story of an employee who rises through the ranks to challenge his boss for leadership of Gigacorp, Ltd.
The goal is to take it out to film festivals and hopefully get some recognition so that we can either expand it into a feature or get some funding for a bigger project.
WORKING is the darkly comic story of an employee (THE WORKER) who rises through the ranks to challenge his boss (MR. HUMPHREYS) for leadership of the retro-futuristic Gigacorp Industries, the "#1 processor of information analysis in the entire world." Upon joining Gigacorp, THE WORKER gets swept up in a bureaucratic nightmare involving excruciating training sessions, menacing staff meetings, and multiple corporate-sponsored suicides. When a "breakdown" occurs, THE WORKER is forced to prove his company loyalty in a series of challenges that could end in the termination of his job—and his life.
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The goal is to take it out to film festivals and hopefully get some recognition so that we can either expand it into a feature or get some funding for a bigger project. Wish us luck!
Christopher Abbey has been working with moving pictures for the last 12 years of his life. Whether through the lens of a camera or via the endless possibilities of computer animation, he aims to create moving stories that captivate their audiences. He has worked on numerous broadcast, commercial and film projects for clients ranging from Nickelodeon and HBO to Playstation and XBOX. Currently based in downtown Los Angeles, CA, Chris aka Crabbey, as known by his friends and coworkers, puts his all into every project and hopes that this shows through in his finished product.
Jeffrey Dinsmore is a comedic writer, performer, and indie-press publisher based in Los Angeles. His body of work includes scripts, stories, and music for television, film, fiction, theatrical works, and advertising. As publisher of Awkward Press, he publishes and edits Awkward magazine, a regular anthology of short fiction. He wrote the original screenplays for the short films The Vanishing Point (based on his original short story) and Working (currently in production). His novels Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress: the Autobiography of Karen Jamey have attracted cult audiences and glowing reviews from The Believer and Publisher's Weekly. Theatrical credits include original songs for Les Freres Courbusiers' Manifest Destiny and Megan Hayes's Opelika, as well as script and music for his own one-man-show-with-stuffed-animals Christmas with the Flamingos, produced by Oliver Butler of the Debate Society.
PRODUCER - Elaina Porter - LinkedIn
Born in Arizona, raised in Florida, and now living in sunny California, Elaina Porter is a freelance producer who spends her time locked inside away from daylight. She has worked with studios in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Dubai on motion-based projects ranging from network rebrands to multi-platform image campaigns. She is currently a producer at Roger LA.
DESIGNER - Mark Yamamoto - Portfolio
PRODUCTION SOUND - Ben Adams - Website
POST SOUND DESIGNER - Brent Kiser - Website
STORYBOARD ARTIST - David Forth - Portfolio
AD - Ariana Malik
Shooting is set to begin in August and last for 5 days. After wrapping up the shoot, we will move directly in to post production. We are scheduled to have a finished film by the end of October.
Principle photography will take place at the R&R gallery, a downtown Los Angeles art gallery.
We will be maximizing our budget by using a combination of multi-function set pieces and green screen to create the vast Gigacorp complex. Crucial to the look of Gigacorp will be the machinery used in the offices; we'll be renting several pieces of equipment for the shoot to help convey the retro-futuristic feel of the film.
Well that is still up in the air. Although, we are taking suggestions...
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 10, 2012.
Jul 17, 2012 - Aug 10, 2012
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Featured extra! That's right! Everything above plus you get to come to set next month and be a featured extra in the production of WORKING! Could this be your big break?Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Do you have too much money and don't know what to do with it? I have an idea. Donate $5000 to our film and we will let you name the film! Come on! How cool is that? Plus you will get everything else listed above...Estimated delivery: Oct 2012