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Friend or Foe ? - 5 minutes, Dark Comedy (2000)

(originally the fourth chapter in the Back Office series.)


LOGLINE: In this episode of Back Office, two friends on a commuter flight share their memories of a trip to Prague.


Are they friends or foes? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Rick's a cynic. He doesn't like airplane food, commuter flights, or returning to the States after a trip to Prague. Dave is an optimist. He's happy, content, and in love with a Prague beauty, Lena.

But his bliss is shattered when Rick drops a bombshell concerning lovely Lena and a certain evening in his hotel room. A humorous look at two disparate attitudes toward sex: the sensitive Dave, who buys flowers, takes long walks, and gets moon-eyed; and the voraciously sex- hungry Rick, who treats people like crap and still gets it as much as "k.d. lang at the Lilith Fair." Do nice guys really finish last?



  • starring George Caleodis & Joe Teeters
  • written & directed by Peter John Ross
  • cinematography by Matthias Saunders
  • produced by Sonny Boo
  • boom mic by Kevin Carr
  • edited by Bret Dahlgren
  • music by Ian Ross & the Lucky 13 Band
  • special thanks to Ohio State University's Department of Agriculture for the use of their camera.
  • copyright 2004

Features the song "NO IDEA" from the Lucky 13 Band. For more info on the Lucky 13 Band, Click Here


Behind the Scenes

Features the song "NO IDEA" from the Lucky 13 Band. For more info on the Lucky 13 Band, Click Here

Starring George Caleodis & Joe Teeters before they moved on to the Second City and leaving me behind. FRIEND OR FOE was shot as a part of the Back Office series, but has since remained one of the most popular SONNYBOO movies and consistantly brings viewers. The ending was changed to reflect the original script, pre-Back Office and was re-edited entirely from the DV masters by Bret Dahlgren in Jan 2004 to be a part of the short film series TALES OF DEMISE.

Shot with a Canon GL1, and edited with Adobe Premiere 5.1C, we shot at the Marysville Airport in a stationairy plane on the runway on a rainy day. Sound effects, and creative camera work help sell the "plane in flight".

Back Office
The Back Office series was the first short movie venture from SONNYBOO PRODUCTIONS, and began lifelong friendships & working relationships. Often very rough & not so good in the writing/directing, the art of making movies was learned on these shoots. Watching Back Office shorts are a journey into the evolution of an apsiring filmmaker.


Official Selection to Australia's ARTHOUSE CIINEMA screening series down under. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

AArthouse Cinema down under

Official Selection to THE PITTSBURG FILM WORKERS FILM FESTIVALon June 4th, 2005 at 8:30PM Click Here for more info

Pitsburg Film Fest

Official Selection to the DESERT REEL FILM FESTIVAL in Midland & Odessa, Texas on April 21st-24th, 2005 click here for more


Official Selection to the CINEMASLAM program of short films at Ann Arbor Michigan Theatre February 8th, 2005. click here for more


Official Selection to the Blue November Microcinema Screening at Oklahoma State University in the Tulsa audtiorium - Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 19th, 2004

Blue November Microcienma Screening

Official Selection to the Cincinnati International Film Festival in Cincinnati, OH on October 23rd, 2004

Central Nebraska Film Fest

Official Selection to the Nebula Film Festival screenings in Chicago, IL on July 27th, 2004.

Nebula Film Fest

Official Selection to the Twisted Spine Micro Film Festival screenings in Cleveland Ohio on May 22nd, 2004.

Twisted Spine

Official Selection to the Mad River Microcinema screenings in Billings, Montana on May 9th and 11th, 2004.

Mad River

Official Selection to ARLENE's GROCERY PICTURE SHOW in New York, NY April 11th, 2004

Arelene's Grocery

Official Selection at the IU South Bend Film & Video Festival in South Bend, Inidiana University April 9th, 10th, 2004.

IU Festival

Official Selection at the Wreck Beach Film Festival in Ontario, Canada June 19th-20th, 2004

Official Selection at the Wellfair Film Festival in Atlanta, GA January 27th, 2004.

Sivad Festival

Official Selection at the Queen City Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio September 13th, 2003.

Sivad Festival

Played at the Ohio Independent Film Festival in November 2000

Official Selection the Drop Your Shorts Film Festival in July 2001.

It was also an official selection for the Showtime Channel's ALTERNATIVE MEDIA FESTIVAL in 2001.







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