Watch "Anna Kendrick Loves Her New Desk Job" (Video)
13 May 2014
Tony and Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick stars in the short film "The Call," written and directed by Eric Ogden for Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business Issue.
The star of the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's musical The Last Five Years, Kendrick will also appear as Cinderella in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods.
She has also appeared in the "Twilight" film series, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "50/50" and "Pitch Perfect."
Kendrick, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in "Up in the Air," was a Tony nominee at age 12 for her role as Dinah in High Society and gave a memorable performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch" in the movie "Camp."
In "The Call," Kendrick works at a dull desk job while pitching the business idea "puppy rentals for people with hangovers."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.