S1E02 – Rejecting STRANGER THINGS

Show Notes

Stranger Things is the #1 television show on Netflix. Its third season brought in 40 million viewers in just four days. But before the sci-fi series broke the Internet, its creators – The Duffer Brothers – were rejected by every major film school. And every major film studio.

This week, we break down The Duffers’ amazing story. From their childhood worshipping Tim Burton, to their directorial debut disaster, to their record-breaking success.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Chapman University Duffer Brothers
Master Class
2. Chapman University Closing
Convocation Speech
3. Duffer Brothers Q&A at the White House
4. The News & Observer: Durham’s Matt and Ross Duffer Land on Netflix
5. Rolling Stone: ‘Stranger Things’: How Two Brothers Created Summer’s Biggest TV Hit

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music by: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Stranger Things is the #1 television show on Netflix. Its third season brought in 40 million viewers in just four days. But before the sci-fi series broke the Internet, its creators – The Duffer Brothers – were rejected by every major film school. And every major film studio.

This week, we break down The Duffers’ amazing story. From their childhood worshipping Tim Burton, to their directorial debut disaster, to their record-breaking success.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. Chapman University Duffer Brothers Master Class
2. Chapman University Closing Convocation Speech
3. Duffer Brothers Q&A at the White House
4. The News & Observer: Durham’s Matt and Ross Duffer Land on Netflix
5. Rolling Stone: ‘Stranger Things’: How Two Brothers Created Summer’s Biggest TV Hit

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music by: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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