Temp to Perm

A film by Joseph Marconi

Jane is subjected to an increasingly bizarre series of questions and demands as we learn just how far she's willing to go for gainful employment.

A four-minute meditation on the bizarre behavior of the corporate culture. The film begins by examining the dehumanizing behavior lauded in offices spaces but then takes a turn into the absurd tabloid demands placed on actresses.

Amy Huckabay is incredible. She’s on a tightrope, and her swinging on the dark side is totally plausible, because we somewhat can tell she’s more complex than just a desperate Hollywood wolf.
— Elisabeth Sancey

Written & Directed by Joseph Marconi
Executive Produced by Jaclyn Iavarone, April V. Marconi, Omar Parker
Cinematography by Kenneth Bauer
Original Music by Jason Lowrie

Production Design by Matthew Rumer
Starring: Amy Huckabay, Mischa Garver, Tim Peper, Jason Lowrie, Elliot Hans, Caroline Gottlieb and Tara Karsian


During the fundraising process for this short film, the team at Upperstate shared the script, which you can read in full below. Be sure to check the team's upcoming productions as well as their new publication exploring the relationship between artists & health in an attempt to undo outdated stereotypes of “suffering” for your art. 


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I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.