Shakespeare’s Dilemma

Synopsis
Independent short. A parody on office politics. Set in a time when the economy is struggling, the film focuses on a technology department that must prove that they are a valuable resource to the company. The office manager is Will Shakespeare who, with Lady Macbeth, must put together a PowerPoint presentation to justify his department’s existence to auditor Othello - otherwise they will be shut down and disbanded. Everybody is under the intense pressures of deadlines. When Shakespeare’s constant demands becomes too much for Lady Macbeth she applies for the post of administrative assistant in the office of rival Othello. She gets the job and Will Shakespeare has to cope alone. At the end of the film the audience learns that the film that it has just seen is from a screenplay by Bill Spears, an executive whose mental breakdown has rendered him homeless and mad.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Duration
37 mins

Credits

Director
John C. Lyons
Screenplay
William R., Jr Vitanyi
Cast
Carla J. BehrLady Macbeth
Dorita Swies-LyonsThe Trainee
Elizabeth BallNerissa
John C. LyonsIago
Jonathan BlaineOthello
Kirk DanielsRomeo
Marilyn GoellnerKatherina
Matthew MerryBaptista Minola
Ralph BoyesPetruchio
William R., Jr VitanyiWilliam Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget $600.

DVD extras include trailer, test screening footage, outtakes and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

The entire film is streamed from 3btv.com (3/2007).

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.the-lyons-den.com/dilemma/

Production Company

Name

Lyons Den Productions

Online Retailer

Name

lyons-den.com/dilemma

Web
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