God, Inc.

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God, Inc. is a comedy internet video series about the office space of God by filmmaker Francis Stokes. The premise is that God runs the world through a company with different departments such as disasters, miracles, population control, publicity, customer relations, approvals, and product development. It has recently gathered critical acclaim from a number of media outlets.[1][2][3][4][5] Creator Francis Stokes has stated on comments on the sixth episode, that he plans to turn the web series into a TV series. On July 17, 2007, Francis Stokes posted a video onto his YouTube account stating that the Sci Fi Channel has picked up God, Inc.[6]

Characters[edit]

  • Sarah Melody Church (played by Rachel Oliva) (June 3, 1976-November 5, 2006) lived in Florida all her life and died of leukemia. She becomes an intern placed in Product Development where she is the only female.
  • Austin (played by Stephen Falk) is the last remaining person in the Miracles Department. Changes in staffing within the office have him disillusioned about working there.
  • Piper Morris (played by Elizabeth Pan) is the boss and is described as a hardass. In the first episode Brad tells Sarah not to "talk to her, or make eye contact".
  • Owen (played by Jeff Sass) works in Population Control. He likes his cup o'noodles soup & has a fondness for cancer.
  • Paige (played by Stephanie Jane Markham, Francis Stokes' real-life wife) is God's secretary who isn't seen frequently because she works upstairs. Paige appears in Episode 3, "Who Stole God's Lunch."
  • Keaton (played by Chet Nelson) is the boss of Product Development. He has designed 64 animal species and 217 plant species.
  • Gavin (played by Dayton Mesher) works in Product Development. He has designed 28 animal species. It would be 29 but his attempts to submit the porcupotamus as a new animal species keep getting rejected by the Approvals Department.
  • Amid (played by Rizwan Manji) is a marketer in the Publicity department who propagates faith in Islam. Riding the contemporary wave of fanaticism and solidarity in the Muslim world, Amid often tops the performance charts in his department. This makes him arrogant, attributing his success to what he calls: "the one true marketing strategy."
  • Esther (played by Amie Farrell) works in the Publicity department trying to increase the numbers of "Really Christians". She is highly task focused and will go to the most deviously unchristian lengths to outperform Amid.
  • Andy (played by Michael Lutgen) works alongside Esther in Publicity. He is the rep for "Sort-of Christians" and is accordingly indifferent about the faith that he is selling or how he performs in the office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaufman, Anthony (January 8, 2007). ""God, Inc.": "The Office" Meets The Almighty". The Daily Reel. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  2. ^ Coyle, Jake (January 27, 2007). "A YouTube star is born ... with the right plan". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 
  3. ^ Hornaday, Ann (February 4, 2007). "Rules For YouTube: Make Art, Not Bore". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  4. ^ Jurgensen, John (January 20, 2007). "New Sitcoms Rise On The Web". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  5. ^ Falsani, Cathleen (March 30, 2007). "'God, Inc.' puts 'Office' humor in heavenly setting". The Chicago Sun Times. Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  6. ^ FrancisStokesdotcom (Jul 17, 2007). "Update #3 - "God, Inc" Sold To Sci-Fi". YouTube.

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