K MPEG preview of the Back Office Series
The life of beleaguered office workers forms the narrative thread
of Back Office, a humorous look at cubicle culture. Testy tech support
boys with a lust for Lara Croft, smart-ass job seekers with bad
attitudes, flatulent coworkers, office bathroom etiquette, and the
trials and tribulations of the worker bee are explored with a humor
reminiscent of Clerks--replete with pop culture referencing and
Shot on low-budget digital video, with an entourage of actors culled
from the director's circle of friends, Back Office is the sort of
proletariat complaint that maintains a sense of irony while deconstructing
and mocking the inanity of corporate politics.
Job Interview - LOGLINE: In this episode of Back Office
we learn that being a smart-a** may just land you a job.
Manhattan Project - LOGLINE: The first episode of the Back
Office series introduces us to the notorious gastrointestinal disturbances
of office worker Bill.
Quarry - LOGLINE: One man's lazy day of cell phone chitchat
is interrupted by a murderous shakedown that leads to a frantic
chase as two corrupt undercover cops hunt him down.
or Foe - LOGLINE: In this episode of Back Office, two friends
on a commuter flight share their memories of a trip to Prague.
Heart - LOGLINE: Charlie must deal with the painful task
of taking Elizabeth, a consultant for his company whom he has fallen
for, to the airport for her flight back to Boston and out of his
Theories - LONGLINE: In this episode of the Back Office
series, the boys in the tech department share their conspiracy theories,
ogle Lara Croft, and bitch about their jobs
Where to Find BACK OFFICE on the WWW
Search for Back Office or Sonnyboo on these various sites, to get
to all the digital goodness that you deserve.
Back office had once appeard on the following, now defunct sites
- alt.sho.com - Showtime channel's Alternative Media Festival
- Cinemanow.com (no longer shows shorts)
- Short TV
- Tech TV's "YOU MADE IT" series