KEY CREDITS : Director CLAYTON JACOBSON
Writers JASON STARR and CLAYTON JACOBSON
Producers KRISTIAN MOLIERE and GILBERT ADLER
SYNOPSIS : Work for a living – Kill for a promotion. Caught in the grip of a blistering New York summer heat-wave, Bill Moss was once an ‘up and coming’ advertising executive, and is now a downwardly mobile telemarketer in his late 30’s – a ‘cold caller’ barely clinging to the bottom rung of the corporate ladder.
Desperate for career advancement, Bill snaps when he is handed a pink slip instead of a promotion. With the blood of a dead supervisor on his hands, a blackmailing prostitute on his tail and a girlfriend growing restless for an affluent lifestyle, Bill finds himself with problems no career counsellor can unravel.
Based on the cult crime novel by award-winning, New York writer, Jason Starr, COLD CALLER’S slick dissection of office politics and nine-to-five murder recalls the work of celebrated crime writers such as Jim Thompson (THE KILLER INSIDE ME), James M. Cain (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE) and Patricia Highsmith (THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY), but devilishly updated for the era of massive corporate downsizing.