It's A Hit - The Real Stephen Blatt (Episode 3)
After a fight with his parents, Stephen (Justin Long) uses the Internet to channel his anger.
- August 24, 2017
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Executive Producers: Christian Long, Justin Long, David Shapiro
Co-Executive Producer: Adam Yeremian
Producer: Nick Morgulis
Produced by: Tony Stopperan
WRITTEN AND Directed by: Christian Long, Justin Long
Charlie and Jack Stopperan
1st AD: Lauren Sobczak
2nd AD: Kerry Hempel
Producing PA’s: Zifeng Zhou, Jada Poon, Rach Rehm
DP: Nick Morgulis
1st AC: Harrison Stagner
2nd AC: Nichole Fernandez
Camera PA: Brandon Richards
Sound Mixer: Jason Henne
Boom Op: Ryan Swantek
DIT: Andrew Halley
Gaffer: Alex Lukovsky
Key Grip: Dennis Lukovsky
Swings: Austin O’Reilly, Zifeng Zhuo, Liam Jordan, Darrien Land, Emely Nunez, Kevin Moody, Kurt Schmalz, Sean McGann, Gi Sun Kim
Production Deisgner: Sebastian Selinski
Art Director: Shantanu Suri
Art Department Coordinator: Cole Kornell
Prop Master: Alexandra Tibbe
Costumer Co-Designer: Hanna Shea Persson
Costume Co-Designer: Keith Nielsen
Make Up: Jess Marie
Hair: Michelle Hart
Hair: Michael S Krempel
Caterer: Busted Chef
Editor: Grant Duffrin
Colorist: Jeremiah Black
Re-Recording Mixer: Brian Langman
Music Supervisor: Adam Yeremian
Sound Editor: Michael Poppleton
Post Production Supervisor: Jake Pippin
Post Production Facility: Promedia
“Ballad For A Friend”
Written and produced by Lauren Mayberry and David Simpson
Performed by Lauren Mayberry, Ross Rankin and David Simpson
Mixed by Paul Gallagher
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T. Georgiano’s Boutique
August 24, 2017
- [Interviewer] Take me back.
How did it all start?
- It all started about three weeks ago.
My parents were giving me shit like they always do.
- Hey, pal, how 'bout we start those driving lessons
this week, hmm?
Whaddya say to that?
- It'd be pretty chill, I guess.
When you buying the new car?
- [Mom] What new car?
- Oh, I test drove a Maserati the other day.
- A Maserati?
Jim, don't you think that's a little extravagant?
- Yeah, maybe it is.
But I'm due a promotion at work,
and I figure once Stephen gets his license,
he'll need something to drive in.
And the old Ford Focus is a great starter car.
- Ford Focus? What the fuck?
- Honey, please, your language.
- I thought I was gonna get the Mas!
- Steve, c'mon.
Look, I'll put the Ford Focus in your name,
and you can drive the Mas whenever you want.
- I'm not crazy about the idea, but
maybe we can work it out.
- So how 'bout we start those lessons tomorrow, huh?
Whaddya say to that, champ?
- Here's what I say.
Champs don't drive shitty cars!
- Maude, leave him alone.
It was a good shot.
- [Interviewer] Was it something you'd planned?
- Nah. You know, people say most genius happens
when you're not, like, thinking about it, you know.
- Who says that?
- People, and like, other geniuses.
- Would you consider yourself a genius?
- I'll let the people answer that one.
What I do know is that that moment of genius
changed my life forever.
It's like when Benjamin Franklin was flying his kite,
and he invented lightning.
He's probably just like a normal kid before that.
Actually, no, he was an adult.
Whatever, that's not important.
The important part is that
sometimes cool genius shit just happens.
Just like lightning.