Work With a Jerk? Have Some Black Coffee

Independent Filmmakers Seek Crowd-Funding From Long-Suffering Workforce
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Sept. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles filmmakers are asking anyone who has ever had to work with a nightmare co-worker or boss to contribute to the funding of their dark, workplace comedy, BLACK COFFEE, and play the role of film co-financer. Imagine landing your life-changing dream job only to find your co-worker is the colleague from Hell. You try to make the best of it but, each day, you are driven closer to throwing in the towel. Instead of quitting, you attempt to put that co-worker in a better mood; a little something in the coffee to adjust her attitude. And then something goes terribly wrong.

This is the story behind the independent film, BLACK COFFEE. Only ambition is stronger, and more deadly.

“Who hasn’t worked with a jerk?” writer/producer Sandra Ann Miller asks. She and director Mark Teitelman have taken their film to the Indiegogo audience, asking everyone who can answer "yes" to that question to contribute to their $1.5 million budget in exchange for “perks”. Miller, a former Hollywood assistant, has based this script on her own personal nightmare work experiences, adding more than a splash of verité to the film.

Miller admits that making a dark comedy set in Hollywood and shooting in Los Angeles by two “first-time” filmmakers is a challenge going through traditional channels. “Rather than focusing on tax rebates and which actor can pull in foreign sales, we want to make a smart little film for a grown-up audience,” Miller explains. “I’ve talked to many people who no longer go to the cinema because there’s nothing that appeals to them. Not everyone wants to see a franchise film or a re-release in 3-D. We are hoping those people will contribute to our film, too. This is a chance for movie-goers to green-light something different.”

Miller and Teitelman will be securing name actors and a theatrical release. Shooting will commence in March 2013. The BLACK COFFEE campaign ( runs through October 15, 2012; contributions can be made up until 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Mark Teitelman is currently producing Thursday Night Football. He has directed numerous commercials, and shorts for ESPN, NFL, Funny or Die and MTV.

Sandra Ann Miller is a screenwriter and the author of A Sassy Little Guide to Getting Over Him.

Indiegogo is the crowd funding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily to a variety of charities and causes.

Contact: Sandra Ann Miller (310) 243-6985 or for additional information, or to arrange an interview with the producer and director.

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