‘SEVERANCE PACKAGE’ short film
The story of the project
Severance package is a short comedy about John, a simple man caught in a web of conspiracy at his own job. His employer, Craig Masterson, has set about brainwashing the staff to kill themselves on the job, so that he might collect on their insurance. John’s only hope is to snap out of it before he drinks the kool-aid.
This is an Institutionalised Dude with a Problem film, and we’d like to produce it with some key influences in mind. Firstly, Mike Judge’s 1999 film Office Space, which is not only similar in content but also in tone. The Office (US Version), Peep Show, Super Troopers, and The Matrix all also contributued to our vision.
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Thomas Petrakos – John
Udara David – Craig Materson
Paul Daniel McClure – Kevin
Harlene Hercules – Elaine
Effie Ellen – Director & Co-Writer
Thomas Johnston – Producer & Co-Writer
Matt Kingerlee – Editor
James Morris – Director of Photography
Daniel Jones – Sound Design
Pat O’Leary – Production Design
How the funds will be used
Right now our budget is broken down as;
Location Hire – $2000
Costume/Makeup – $200
Props/Set Dressing – $300
Catering – $500
Contingency – $500
This is for the minimum we need to make the film happen at all, we will be putting in a few thousand dollars ourselves to flesh it out. Every dollar over the amount we are asking for would help us just as much if not more.
Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated. As final university students, we want our graduating film to reflect everything we love and we want you all to help be a part of the project.