Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) follows the story of a young United Nations program coordinator who faces a conspiracy involving Iraq’s oil reserves. When the young and idealist Michael gets his dream job at the United Nations, he is quickly at the heart of the “Oil for Food” program. It is thrown into a worrying post-war Iraq, where government agencies and power-hungry countries surround Iraq’s oil reserves, such as sharks. He seeks answers to the only person he thinks he can trust, Pasha, his boss, an experienced diplomat. The more Michael discovers, the more he suspects a conspiracy at the highest level. The only way out is to expose everyone, risking his own life, his mentor career, and the life of the woman he loves.