Logline: A short film about a cult-dominated travel agency.
Film Type: Dark Comedy.
Synopsis: “Inside Job” tells the story of a new intern who finds himself overwhelmed by a licentious, temperamental boss. The intern’s docile co-workers try to coax him into conformity. By the time the intern learns how depraved his co-workers are he tries to escape. But it is too late. They hold him hostage. Insist he participates in a barbarous initiation ritual. The final plot twist proves nothing is quite as it seems.
Analysis of The Film:
Described by Bill Garry of ‘Discover Hollywood’ as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street on Crack,’ “Inside Job” was further characterized as ‘a dynamic showcase’ with ‘good comedic timing’ that ‘skewer[s] American values.’ “Inside Job” premiered at The Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, where it won Best Short, and was an Official Selection at The Hoboken International Film Festival.
Inside Job is a satire of the type of grotesque characters that dominate our corporate and political milieu. It addresses the abuse of women in the workplace, dismissive relationships to employees, and the institutionalized, cultist mindset. While the film is a dark comedy, with several madcap, irreverent scenes, underlying the absurdist humor is a prescient examination of the way grossly unjust actions and disturbingly invalid agendas are routinely validated within corrupt bureaucracies. Finally, the film is twisted, and incredibly dark, not out of a sense of gratuitousness, but rather because it seeks to highlight the rampant savagery that permeates our dysfunctional, autocratic institutions.
Film Style: Inside Job is filled with sharp, unusual camera angles that highlight the outlandish nature of its principal characters. Another strategy of the film is to present a severe contrast between the dialogue and action of various characters–for this satirizes the duplicitousness routinely embedded in corporate bureaucracies. Finally, the film takes chances–exploring dark subject matter and twisted themes–in a way likely to get the filmmaker put before the firing squad.
Rubber Chicken Films is an independent production company that strives to create complex, innovative films. We appreciate dark comedy, farce, screwball comedy, and the blending of genres and aesthetic sensibilities. Our goal is to create quality entertainment that defies expectations, and, ideally, on occasion, makes audiences laugh.