The Workplace Bully

The last thing that Cheryl wanted was for her fellow cult members to "take off in the spaceship" while she was out picking up Guru's dry cleaning. Now, abandoned and alone Cheryl leads a miserable existence juggling piousness and being mocked by colleagues and the general public alike. That is until Cheryl discovers Go Bully Go! The brand new app from Bayliss Industries which helps you deal with your workplace bully. The app leads Cheryl on a magical journey discovering life, love and the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Jess Sweetman
    The King of Burien, Happy Town
  • Jess Sweetman
    The King of Burien, Happy Town
  • Krystal Faye
    Key Cast
  • Tim Basaraba
    Key Cast
  • Jane Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • John Dickerson
    Key Cast
    The King of Burien
  • Becky Shroeder
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Webber
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Science fiction, horror, Christmas film
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jess Sweetman

British born writer/director Jess Sweetman has been making films, videos and music videos for the past six years, and preparing to do so for her entire life. She has created music videos for an array of bands and musicians including There's A Mountain, Rodney Fisher and Looceedee, regularly films and edits the Seattle-based music blog and creates short films, most recently in and around her adopted home of Seattle.

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Director Statement

I took it very seriously when I was told never to lose my childish enthusiasm, my imagination or my dark messed up sense of humor, which you should realize pretty quickly into one of my films or short stories.

I grew up idolizing John Waters and Jim Jarmusch, directors who took what they had and made crazy beautiful art from it, directors who told Hollywood to go fuck itself. I want my films to look like they were made by renegades on the fly. My casting process tends to involve getting tiddly and asking friends to act, colleagues to operate a camera or musicians to bash together a soundtrack.