Verified - The Real Stephen Blatt (Episode 7)
After hitting rock bottom, Stephen (Justin Long) has an epiphany.
- August 24, 2017
- 210k Views
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
Thank you to: Ringling College Film Department
Ringling College Facilities and Public Safety
Ringling College Office of Advancement
Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department
The City of Sarasota
Willis Smith Construction
Sarasota County School District
Booker High School
T. Georgiano’s Boutique
August 24, 2017
- Let me get that for you, buddy.
Where would you like me to put your bag?
- You know, I know what you're going through
right now isn't easy
but it's only gonna make you stronger, okay?
I love you.
Okay, goodnight son.
(sad gentle music)
- Would you say that was your lowest point?
- Oh yeah, definitely.
Up until then, the worst thing that ever happened to me
was my grandpa Blatt dying.
I didn't even think it could get worse.
- How were you able to recover?
- So you know like how drug addicts have like,
a rock bottom and then they're able
to get their lives together?
Well that's literally what happened to me.
- Well, not literally, right?
- Oh no, literally.
Because after I posted that selfie, I was reborn, literally.
(upbeat gentle music)
It was right in front of me the whole time.
My fans wanted me, not an act or a show,
like talent or whatever.
They just wanted me.
So that's what I gave them.
I'm gonna do a really funny one.
Yo, let me see.
Can I see that?
- And how many followers were you up to?
It's alright, no disrespect,
but to be honest, the term followers kinda makes me
a little uncomfortable.
- Oh, um...
why is that?
- Because the word followers makes it sound like,
they're just following me
and they don't really care about me.
what do you prefer?
- Friends. Because without their friendship,
I'd just be like a normal 16 year old kid.
But they love me, literally.
And I literally love them back.
- What would you say to somebody who suggested
that there's something artificial about
the anonymity of social media?
- I was up to 4.6 million friends.
(upbeat rock music)