Struck By Lightning

Struck By Lightning

| USA | 84 MINUTES | English

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”).

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Brian Dannelly and Brian Dannelly
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.

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Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Steve Longi, Mark Moran
Production Designer
Linda Burton
Director of Photography
Bobby Bukowski
David Permut, Roberto Aguire, Mia Chang
Tia Nolan
Chris Colfer
Primary Cast
Chris Colfer, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson
Brian Dannelly
Executive Producer
Jason Berman, Chris Colfer, Glenn Rigberg, Lawrence Kopeikin

Director's Agent
Adam Levine
Phone: 310 558 2424
Sales Agent
Maren Olson
Sales Contact
Traction Media
9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 500 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 385 0770
Main Contact
Mia Chang
Camellia Entertainment
1201 North Beverly Glen Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90077
Phone: 310 854 9673
David Permut
Permut Presentations
1257 Brockton Avenue, Apt. 201 Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310 248 2792
Main Contact
Jessica Lacy
10250 Constellation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310.550.4000
Print Source
Jason Berman
Phone: 213 610 8923
Sales Agent
Peter Trinh
10250 Constellation Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 550 4000
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