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Sometimes we get caught in a routine that we can't break out of. This is a film about making a decision to be happy.

SYNOPSIS

My film is about a young woman who is caught in a routine that she can't break out of. This film is about turning moments of crisis into something positive and seeing it as an opportunity to be happy for once.

WHAT YOUR DONATION WILL GO TOWARDS

Your donation will help us finish the film. We've already started production on WORK SUCKS, but we just need a little bit of funding to get it over the finish line. The money raised here will go towards paying the cast and crew, as well as any post production costs we run into and festival/distribution costs. 

Annie Pautsch has been incredible as our star. I'm super stoked that I get to make this film with her. You can also see her star in the 2012 Disposable Film Festival Trailer.

Carlton Evans is an amazing producer. Best producer I've ever worked with. Oh and he also does other stuff, like Executively Direct The Disposable Film Festival, oh and win the KRF Filmmaking Grant from the San Francisco Film Society!

Nilanjan Nag is the Director of Photography and has been an inspiration to work with. He's an amazing photographer also. You can check out his work here.

Katie Gillum is great. Like Tony the Tiger Grrrrrreat! I couldn't do it without her help. She keeps us on schedule and makes sure that we get the shots that we need. Seriously. She also laughs at my jokes and enjoys watching me stretch. She also does some pretty amazing work of her own, like being the managing director for the Disposable Film Festival. Follow her on Twitter here.

Ben Zweig is one cool ass dude. Yeah. I said that. Just don't tell him that I said it. It might go to his head. You can see some of the work he's produced and edited here.

Tim Palmer is doing the graphic design and titles for the film. His work is ok. I KID I KID! It's seriously sick!! Check it out for yourself here.

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