I’ve spent a sizable chunk of my spare time this past year writing and teaching for Killing My Lobster, the Second City of San Francisco. And while I feel like I spent the first few months making my bones, earning the respect of my talented co-writers and our equally gifted actors and directors, I like to think I’ve gone on to acquit myself over this year’s shows.
The latest, and possibly most satisfying, example of this is the film I wrote and produced for Killing My Lobster Holds the Mayo, their final show of the year. The film is called The Coffee Wars and it’s a Ken Burns parody, showcasing the rivalry between two of the best-known (and my favorite) artisan coffee brands in town.
It’s blown up beyond all (well, my) expectations thus far, garnering over
8,00014,000 hits in less than three days, and crazy amounts of Twitter chatter. It’s even attracted a hater or two, which is always a sure sign of online heat.
Kudos to director Rand Courtney, actors Fred Wickham and Sarah Mitchell, and the rest of the superb cast, crew, and musicians who made this film such a joy to make and, I hope, to watch. With apologies to Joan Baez.