Work In Sanity is the 6 year-in-the making feature length follow-up to Half-Ass Jig
from Boise-based filmmakers Chad and Cecilia Rinn. Allen finds himself working as a telemarketer and his only hope of
keeping his sanity is to squeeze in some kind of creative outlet. Through drawings and short stories we learn about the
inner workings of his mind. In an atmosphere of security cameras, disgruntled co-workers, and endless rejection over the
phone, Allen’s stories reflect the addiction and alienation so prevalent in corporate America.
As his co-workers reveal more and more of themselves to him, Allen weaves elements of them into his stories, searching
for some kind of higher truth that will make sense out of why he is there. Populating his stories with alternate
versions of his co-workers and himself, he sees his situation in a new light.
“I worked as a telemarketer in 1999. Many of the locations were the actual work places, sometimes filmed by sneaking
in after hours, sometimes shot on the sly during work hours. Completing this project has been an emotional journey, as I
try to make peace with the ways that I have integrated my creative life into my ‘day job’ life.” - Chad A. Rinn
Egyptian Theatre: Friday, September 26th at 2:15pm