We're making a very silly comedy movie about the Financial Crisis and we need you're help

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Hi Wall Street Oasis users,

I'm a comedy writer and producer and I'm making a movie about finance and I can use your help.

My creative team and I need your worst horror stories/absurd moments/surreal experiences during the height of the financial crisis and every day since.

It's like Margin Call meets a Woody Allen film.

We have some big comedy stars and a reknowned Second City director, but we're looking for more real experience, since the closest anyone in the comedy world has ever come to finance is lending a friend five bucks.

You can find out more about us on our kickstarter page here: http://falseprofitthemovie.com or on our blog: http://falseprofitthemovie.com/blog
or in this article about us from CNBC.com: http://www.cnbc.com/id/46748000/False_Profit_Final...
And please post any true anecdotes, details, or funny facts or even just things you think are funny about your industry below.

Thanks so much for your help.

Comments (19)

Mar 27, 2012

I woke up one Friday morning to find I had switched bodies with my mother. She had to go to my school and I went to her job, which was difficult. The experience taught me to cherish my youth and respect the responsibilities of adults.

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Mar 27, 2012

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Mar 27, 2012

I was a dim-witted Alabama man who unwittingly became involved in some of the most famous moments of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. I was a champion ping-pong player, Veitnam soldier, famous runner, and founder of a multi-million dollar seafood restaurant.

Mar 27, 2012

How about a large, dark gentleman gripping a baseball bat so hard he was shaking screaming 'FUCKIN PIGS' as he watched his firm lose a large large amount on pork futures.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Mar 27, 2012

Two big-wigs, disagreeing on the age-old nature vs nurture argument, bet that I would become a criminal if my job, girlfriend, and possessions were stripped from me. They put a street hustler in my place. A pariah, I saw what it was like to be a poor outsider. In the end, though, I was able to pair with the hustler that usurped my job, and, together, we bankrupted my bosses and profited from it.

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Mar 27, 2012

I was a kid from Boston working as a janitor on a college campus. People would write unfinished equations on a chalkboard and while I was cleaning the halls that night I would find a way to complete them. I never got much formal education but what I did have was a library card that allowed me to learn everything these over-priviledged college students pretended to know. At the end of the day I always found talking to my best friend and grabbing a few beers was all the medicine I needed.

Mar 27, 2012

Swagon,

Shut the fuck up.

Love,

HPM

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Mar 27, 2012

HPM, I'm trying to help these guys make it. Hollywood's one of the few industries tougher to break into than Wall Street. They need ideas. Can't knock their hustle.

Mar 27, 2012
swagon:

HPM, I'm trying to help these guys make it. Hollywood's one of the few industries tougher to break into than Wall Street. They need ideas. Can't knock their hustle.

If the situation were reversed, we'd probably be doing something very similar.

Mar 27, 2012

If you're filming in NYC, can I be an extra? I'd just like the random experience, I'm no movie star wannabe.

Random: OWS people coming to work on Wall Street. Now THAT'S funny. Work it into your movie.

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Mar 27, 2012
UFOinsider:

If you're filming in NYC, can I be an extra? I'd just like the random experience, I'm no movie star wannabe.

Random: OWS people coming to work on Wall Street. Now THAT'S funny. Work it into your movie.

We're definitely going to need extras in the late spring/early summer. Can you send me a PM on here? Anyone who's interested.

Mar 27, 2012
DanAbrams:
UFOinsider:

If you're filming in NYC, can I be an extra? I'd just like the random experience, I'm no movie star wannabe.

Random: OWS people coming to work on Wall Street. Now THAT'S funny. Work it into your movie.

We're definitely going to need extras in the late spring/early summer. Can you send me a PM on here? Anyone who's interested.

We'll mostly be shooting in NYC, but we'll probably have a few days in Chicago and LA and may need people there.

Mar 27, 2012

Have you ever thought about crowd sourcing (at least to some degree) a comedy movie? There are some really witty, funny, folks on this site that would probably enjoy contributing.

"Sincerity is an overrated virtue" - Milton Friedman

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Mar 27, 2012
OhYeah:

Have you ever thought about crowd sourcing (at least to some degree) a comedy movie? There are some really witty, funny, folks on this site that would probably enjoy contributing.

I'm trying to do a little of that right now.

In terms of a totally crowdsourced movie, I'm willing to give it a go as my next project, if the people on here are enthusiastic.

Mar 27, 2012

Yeah, check the top right where you see the (1) and click on that...it's your inbox

May 10, 2012

Nothing about losing your job after 2 weeks is funny. Take a fuckin report.

Just kidding....Can I be an Extra?

Eventus stultorum magister.

May 10, 2012

i direct you to twitter - @GSelevator

idk about funny but i have some mildly interesting short stories from a very junior person's perspective...

I don't accept sacrifices and I don't make them. ... If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

May 10, 2012

woody allen meets margin call?

I read the script, it's ight:

inciting incident: neurotic jewish trader presses wrong key first day on the job, makes dealbreaker.

rest of movie: laments about not ever having been to paris

feelz bad for protag.

May 11, 2012
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if you like it then you shoulda put a banana on it