Thursday, June 28, 2007
A young filmmaker named Christopher Preksta has produced a short film entitled Nintendo Office, in which familiar Nintendo characters play the roles of cubicle dwellers. He wrote the script on a plane trip, and produced it with some friends over a weekend. It placed third in a contest sponsored by the Tribeca Film Festival, and will be shown "in a continuous loop from 8:30 p.m.-midnight each night of the festival." I've never played Nintendo, so the names of its characters are lost on me. Nonetheless, according to the story, "Link, from 'Zelda' does temp work, Donkey Kong gets his potato salad pilfered from the lunchroom fridge, Bob-Omb (a talking bomb) proclaims his appreciation for the company's benefits, and a office worker making copies is besieged by a constantly disappearing Big Boo." Me, I'm waiting for an office comedy in which the role of the tyrannical boss is played by Pacman.
"Making a game of it" from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review