The Real Stephen Blatt
In partnership with the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, brothers Justin and Christian Long filmed their new comedic series, ‘The Real Stephen Blatt’, in Sarasota this October. ‘The Real Stephen Blatt’ is produced by David Shapiro and Tony Stopperan and features Justin as Stephen Blatt as he seeks internet celebrity and provides a compelling view of the dissociative effect of social media on today’s youth with humor, satire and pathos.
Researched, designed, acquired, and altered pieces for all characters during a one week pre-production period. Also served as a on-set wardrobe supervisor for the production.
‘Sugar’ chronicles the life of a young woman who becomes a victim of human trafficking and who, in the depth of her despair, manages to find hope - and herself.
Researched, designed, acquired, and altered pieces for 9 key characters ,with 10 to 18 costume changes each, during a three week pre-production period. Also serve as a on-set wardrobe supervisor for the 4 week production.
When Sean's wife ends up in the hospital, Tommy, a struggling gulf coast oyster fisherman, moves in to help care for his friend's two young kids and finds himself fighting for a family he didn't know he needed.
Writer- Tony Stopperan
Director- Nick Morgulis
The Lucky 6
Designed, acquired, and altered pieces for seven main characters, with fourteen costume changes each, during a two week pre-production period. Also served as a on-set wardrobe supervisor for the twenty-eight day production.
"Five years ago, six employees of a tech startup in Sarasota, FL formed a lottery pool and hit the jackpot—$300 million. It wasn’t long before each discovered that having $50 million is not all it’s cracked up to be. Now, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of that momentous day, they are reuniting in Sarasota under a slew of accusations from state and federal agencies that certain improprieties have taken place and the winners could be facing restitution, fines, and even jail time. They are forced to examine the roads they’ve traveled and who they’ve become after seemingly been given it all."
Director: Brad Battersby
Photographer: Kathryn Harrison