On its publication in October 2010, Jo's cartoon "Work", drew intense media attention. Hollywood studios were scrambling over themselves for the film rights but when Ben commented that he could hear a music for it in his head, the decision was taking to produce it independently.
It is rumoured that Christian Bale was so moved by the piece that he called out of the blue offering to provide a voice for the lead role. The insistence that the film was to have no dialogue did not deter him. Eventually Jo, her agent, and Colourful Productions all had to change their phone numbers to avoid receiving any more calls.