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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Directed by Brian Dannelly
FEATURE NARRATIVE 84 Minutes
FILM GUIDE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer, “Glee”) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.

 

Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect) and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend's Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).

About the Director(s)
Brian Dannelly co-wrote and directed Saved! in 2004 (it later premiered as a musical at the Playwrights Horizons in New York). Dannelly was the creative producer for the first season of Weeds, also directing several episodes. His TV work includes episodes of Pushing Daisies and United States of Tara.

Buy the Book

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal


Film Info
  • Section:
    Uncategorized
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    84 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
Cast & Credits
  • Co-Producer:
    Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Steve Longi, Mark Moran
  • Screenwriter:
    Chris Colfer
  • Production Designer:
    Linda Burton
  • Director:
    Brian Dannelly
  • Editor:
    Tia Nolan
  • Executive Producer:
    Jason Berman, Chris Colfer, Glenn Rigberg, Lawrence Kopeikin
  • Primary Cast:
    Chris Colfer, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson
  • Director of Photography:
    Bobby Bukowski
  • Producer:
    David Permut, Roberto Aguire, Mia Chang

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