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My name is Zander Jones,

and my best friend ruined my life.

Watch the movie to see what happened.

After you watch the movie, there’s tons of other stories to experience: an alien puppet video series, a wacky news channel, and a misinformation-focused beauty queen. You can text my mom and help her figure out technology, complete missions to join Team Zander and help me take down David, and more.

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EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE

Explore the massive, interconnected web of stories made by dozens of creators from the world of Emet’s Crossing.
All of this is definitely real.

Team Zander Missions

To help Zander on his quest, complete a series of missions that gather information
about David King and Team Takedown and bring you deep into the rabbithole.

 

DIY Invaders

Alien space invaders here to take over the hoomans. I had their support — kind of.

Maria Jones

My mom tried to help, but she ended up posting her number all over the internet and getting some rude awakenings about technology and what’s real on the internet. You can still text her: 406-284-0604

CRED

The Emet’s Crossing local news station put out some interesting stories about my fight with David

Miss Information

A beauty queen reports weekly on the latest Definitely Real news.

FRISKY TALK & TALL TAILS

Tabatha Gray and her co-host Bella Boo Bug give you the latest on cats, cat fashion, and interspecies emotional health...until Team Takedown disrupts a few things.

Tormentors R Us

Tormentors R Us has got you covered! You can send CEO Chad LaDouche and his Mean Team the name of someone who deserves to be bullied and harassed, and they'll do the rest. Your enemy's life will become the nightmare of your dreams!

#OutrageNation

Ashley Bancroft teaches fitness based on outrage, and what a motivator it is! Thanks Ashley for all of your support.

Undeniable Drama Codex

J. Dout, Ph.D., hosts this thought-provoking blog, where he airs the internet's dirty laundry the moment it gets dirty.

Amorgos Retreat

If the pandemic and its accompanying ills are getting you down, get away from it all at this must-visit resort which will take care of all your material needs while you attend to your spiritual health.

VFX For Hire

VFX for Hire is here for any and all of your VFX needs. They might be doing dirty deeds for a nefarious organization, but hey- a college kid needs to make a buck sometimes and tuition doesn't pay itself.

Nonsense

Disinformation? Alternative Facts? Or just a trickster wreaking havoc for its own sake? We're not sure. True or false is not the point. What matters is what matters to you and why.

 


Why We Punked The Internet


Credits

DEFINITELY REAL
INTERACTIVE NARRATIVE
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Morgenstern
Chief Operations Officer
Elizabeth Reynolds
Chief Narrative Officer
Zach Fish
Chief Marketing Officer
Franz Aliquo
Director of Digital Strategy
Joe Federer
Production & Release Coordinator Yasemin Kosereisoglu
Interactive Narrative Supervisor Alexis Krohn
Associate Producer
Sam Kaufman
Publicist Evan White
Interactive Narrative Supervisor Ad Naka
Lead Interaction Designer Justin Bortnick
Lead Narrative Designer Jon Schoonhoven
Lead Narrative Writer Hank Whitson
Online Writer Mar Ferreri
Online Writer Roger Blast
Online Writer Jenny McAllister
Online Writer Mar Ferreri
Rapid Brainstorm Writer Andrew Somerville
Interactive Narrative PA Martha Fehrman
Marketing Team
Social Media Strategist Arianna Armstrong
Online Community Manager Jackson Foster
Online Community Manager Ashley Yonan
Paid Media Specialist Chanelle Leslie
Social Media Manager / Consultant Josh Monast
Marketing Assistant Alicia Fiorina
Addl Social Media Manager Adwoa Ayesu
Marketing Consultant Patricia Galea
Project Assistant
Alex Poe
Project Assistant
Alicia Fiorina
Project Assistant
Zack “Mac” Bermack
Research Assistant
Michelle Krasowski
Keyboard Cast
Zander Jones Sophie Schweik
Team Takedown Hank Whitson
Temba His Arms Roger Blast
Maria Jones Ellie DiBerardino
Nova, Jenna, Soph, Emily Grace O’Rourke
Clark, Alana, Jenna, JAX Marcel Gabbett
Hudson, Katie, Tessa, Janus, Moss Gina Pasciuto
Tech Team
Isolation Web UX Designer Caroline Luu
Isolation Web UX Designer Sari Morgenstern
Isolation Web UX Consultant Joseph Hren
Isolation Web Developer Amy Wieliczka
Backend Development, System Management, and IT Hans Sprecher
Systems Consultant Eric Berglund
Web Developer
teamzander.com teamtakedown.net definitelyreal.com
Keith Hickman-Perfetti
Production Team
Website Developer Keith Hickman-Perfetti
Graphic Designer Jessica Ikenberry
Graphic Designer Meghan Schultz
Graphic Designer Sophie Lindemann
Business Development Team
Business Development Lead Ben Broad
Merchandising Consultant Bob Stein
Business Development Consultant Rick Joyce
Business Development Consultant Michael Stein
Business Development Consultant Jack Saperstein
Business Development Consultant Aviad Haimi-Cohen
Distribution Team
Mark Demarest
Shelley Madison
Joshua Otten
Jason Rhude
Advisor John Stockdale
Advisor Alex Feerst
Advisor Dale Stephens
Advisor Jeremy Rossmann
Advisor Jonathan Cain
Consultant Mischa Steiner
Consultant Benja Juster
Legal Counsel Relani Belous
Legal Counsel Addison Adams
Addl Legal Counsel Wade German
Addl Legal Counsel George Rush
Addl Legal Counsel Clifford Lo
Accounting RG Alliance
CAST
Zander Jones Keith Miller
David King Jared Scott
Mia Jones Grace Rizzo
Detective Hernandez Lisa Goodman
AND
Maria Jones Luly Trueba
Todd Jones Michael Scovotti
Stephanie King Shanna Forrestall
Peter King Andy Gates
Mark of Deluxe Movies Richard French
Chase of Chase Computer Chase Huneke
Boris of Telemarketers Ltd. Daniel Salas
IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Spirit Alea Rain
Isaac Hiro Kaizen Betts-Lacroix
Marlene Landers Ellaine Ballace
Bank Teller Kelly Ann Barrett
Cain Moss Jacob Michael
Definitely Not David King Robin Akerstrand
Phone Salesperson Lina Green
Officer Marko Rigo Obezo
Officer Advaita Kari Hodge
SWAT Officer Ryan Poole
ALSO FEATURING
Christopher Adam Riley Duncan Dakota Michael
Christopher Alvord Perry D’Marco Cary Mizobe
Chelsey Amaro Thomas Ernst Kyle Mullins Adam
Lisa Anderson Alexis Evans Nick Nieto
Ariana Azoulai Micah Flaum Ralph Nunneley
Widny Bazile Erik Friestad Shane O'Shea
Journey Brener Giorgia Fujita Nickolas Ostby
Emma Bruno Amanda Fyre Brandon Panagos
Brain Butler Alfred Gabidellini Natalie Petti
Jamie Charoen Rachel Golden Michael Pizzuto
Ethan Christopher Chelsea Heath Juan Rodriguez
Vanessa Conde Sheila Heinbach Connor Skific
Philip Cook Cory Johnson Jonathan Underwood
John Corcoran Martin Killion B Maxwell Vermillion
Christopher Craven Melina Kolani Tresian Welsh
Shantelle Cuevas Lee Sam Lazarus Cortland Wetstein
Sarah Curr Marcos Leiva Brooklyn Wilde
Galyna Cuvichak Katherine Levy Kevin Williams
Amanda DIll Ivy Lindsey Jasmine With
Stephen Davis Jazmin MIller Karen Wright
Romika Dobowski Greg Maness Lilva del Rosso
CREW: PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Line Producer Nancy Yalley
Co-Producer Marvin Cheng
Co-Producer Hernany Perla
UPM Briana Goldberg
UPM Suzann Toni
First AD Karim Nabil
First AD Ivy Lindsey
First AD Casey Nicholas Price
First AD Kathy Sue Holtorf
Second AD Kathleen Y. Choi
Second AD Harry Katz
Second AD Nicolette Hayes
Second AD Jordan Paley
Second AD Kristen Brancaccio
Script Supervisor Ann Doria
Script Supervisor Michael Coulombe
Script Consultant Ruth Atkinson
Accountant / Coordinator Tim Kerigan
Accountant Nastassia Yalley
Office PA / Coordinator Alex Lepkowski
Casting Assistant Nadja Hussein
PA / 2nd 2nd AD Otibho Okojie
Pre-Production PA Jamal Wade
Addl Photography Jorel O’Dell
Addl Photography Evan Av’tal
Addl Photography Ben Meserve
1st AC Joe Gunawan
1st AC Ezra Riley
1st AC Carl Loven
2nd AC Joe Ashi
2nd AC Christopher Brooks
2nd AC Erika Rydel
2nd AC Jonathan Cypress
2nd AC Brendan J. Boyle
2nd AC Olivia Freshwater
Steadicam Operator Nick Sarabyn
Drone Operator Russel Dun
Set Dresser Emma Bradford
Prop Master Paige Saucyn
Addl Production Design Mollie Wartelle
Addl Set Dressing TJ Ryan
Addl Set Dressing Nicole McCammon
Addl Set Dresser / Art PA Noel Dombroski
Art PA Codee Hutchins
Art PA Victoria O’Brien
Art PA Victoria Ward
Wardrobe Supervisor Morgan Thompson
Gaffer Jordan Av’tal
Gaffer Dave Wilwayco
Addl Gaffer Remy Dixon
Addl Gaffer Jordan Driskill
Best Person Electric Jonothan Maulino
Best Person Electric Robin Kim
Electrician Pilou Martinel
Key Grip Kyle Thor
Best Person Grip Bevis Tran
Best Person Grip Robert Julin
Best Person Grip Brian Scott
Best Person Grip Alex Baele
Best Person Grip Jordan Fliehler
Best Person Grip Rob Padilla
Best Person Grip Dustin Weathers
Grip Sean Carr
Grip Kevin Ramirez
Grip Christopher Cagley
Swing Ernesto Prieto
Swing Charles Cartwright
Swing Scott Stevenson
DIT Felix Pineiro
BTS Videography Rosa Costanza
Sound Mixer Jake White
Addl Sound Mixer Matt Brodnick
Addl Sound Mixer YJ Gold
Boom Operator Marlon Clark
Addl Boom Operator Joseph Duemig
Addl Boom Operator Jason Brooks
2nd Boom / Utility Matthew Taylor
MUA / Hair Jennifer Buchalla
MUA / Hair Assistant Rachel Anderson
MUA / Hair Assistant Brandon Horsley-Thompson
Addl MUA / Hair Assistant Jaime Gasper
Stunt Coordinator John C. Epperson
Set Medic Amanda J. Dobos
Set Medic Hannah Safar
Catering Catherine Olazabal
Catering Intercept Catering
Craft Services AG Craft Service
Producing Advisor Michael Prall
Producing Advisor Ron Baldwin
Addl Casting Support Doug Haley
Addl Casting Support Jamie Ember
Prodution Assistants
Fatou Sy
Daniel Anderson
Kwesi Salman
Jermaine Williams
Nadine Flores
Zachary Perry
Harry Stephenson
POST-PRODUCTION
Post Production Supervisor Cathy McAllister
Additional Editing by Michael Frost
Assistant Editor Charles Wright
Assistant Editor Jacob Strunk
Additional Music & Programming Justin Bell
Poster & Visual Effects Design Diane Nguyen
MUSIC
“Back of Smile” “Mosquito”
Composed and Performed by
Kasey Lansdale BMI
Composed By Danny McCrum,
Ben Jurisich, Matt Harvey
and Glen Child
Courtesy of Blue Siren Records Performed by Danny McCrum
Courtesy of Paper Plane Music
“Hustle Bustle”
Composed by
Danny McCrum
Performed by
Danny McCrum
Courtesy of Paper Plane Music
CREW: ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Los Angeles, CA
Line Producer Cary Woodworth
Production Manager Jiaqi Lin
Location Manager Ben Foley
Second AD Teddy Wynne
DIT Alex Rodriguez
Production Sound Haoran Li
Covid Health & Safety Supervisor Hunter VanderZwaag
Sanitation John Simpson
Wardrobe Daisy Reyna
Gaffer Tyler Rousseau
Gaffer Logan Alesso
Best Person Electric Logan Wade
Best Person Grip Byron Rodriguez
Sanitation / Art PA Daniel Arreguin
Set PA Greg Minier
Set PA John Jack Murphy
Drone Operator - Los Angeles Los Feliz Airlines / Bela Temesvary
Addl Videographer Scott Stevenson
Addl Videographer Nova Avon
Addl Sound Aobo Huang
Addl AC Matthew Burke
Police Cruiser Rigo Obezo
Bend, OR
Drone Operator WK Studios / Paul Powers
Police Cruiser Tim Litherland
Police Cruiser Valerie Knight
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION & EDITING
Film Trailer Editor KO Creative
Social Media Cutdowns Editor
Kyle Peters
Social Media Trailers Editor
Jason Wishnow
Teaser Trailer by
Rob Wadleigh
Teaser Trailer Editor
Brody Gusar
Wrap-up video by Par Parekh
Documentarian Courtney Quirin
Additional Video Editing Matthew Burke
INTERACTIVE NARRATIVE
CREATOR PROJECTS
Outrage Nation
Ashley Bancroft Amanda Dieli
Concept Erica Blair
Concept Brooke Kelty
Creative Reality Entertainment Division
Producer, Stu LaBeouf
Chris Swimmer
Faye Bliss Jen Johnson
Seth Hodgeman
Colin Epstein
Hank Vittgen
Ben Mossbarger
Pepper Nicks Fenner
DIY Invaders
Created by
Dan Gerbarg & Tyler Prehm
Puppets and Set Design
Tyler Prehm
Music and Sound Design
Dan Gerbarg
Writer
Dan Gerbarg, Tyler Prehm & Jacob Shelton
Asst Producer, Asst Director, Art Dept & VFX
Eris Deo
Best Bean Sarah Lew
Ship Voice Abed Gheith
Probe Voice Eris Deo
Frisky Talk & Tall Tails
Producer & Tabatha Grey
Caitlyn Kilgore
Tom Peterson
Dominick Palamenti
Get Away From It All
Jackson Hantz Liam Merkle
Phillip Gaither
John Michael Hailey
Aiden Shallow Joshua Dotson
Sara Wesson Sarah Ellis
Betsy Birza Hannah Frizell
Maximum Required Effort Store
Created by Shuai Chen
Graphic Design, Puzzle Assistant
Nell Quinn-Gibney
Miss Information
Writer, Producer, Actor
Ashton Swinford
Director / Editor Nick Moore
Producer / Actor
Whitman Johnson
Nonsense
Created by John Sanborn
Undeniable Drama Codex
Created by Billiam Rodgers
Graphic Design
Karen Wennberg
911 Caller Alysha Shaw
Tormentors R Us
Created by Sarah Duryea
Created by
Martha Fehrman
VFX For Hire
Created by Samuel Tarr
With a little help from
Laurie Heller
DEVELOPMENT
Development Producer
Reena Dutt
Additional Writing Diane Weipert
Development Assistant
Roxanne Black
Development Assistant
Tania Abdul
Development Assistant
Luke Ornish
Development Sprint Project Manager Whitney Deatherage
Development Ops Manager Benner Boswell
Story World Consultants
Chris London Michelle Cutler Mark Davis
Ellie DiBereradino Nick Man Jared Rudolph
Ad Naka Jen Johnson Chris Swimmer
Zach Fish Evan Budaj
Development Team
Catherine Day Sergio Garrido-Ramirez Spencer Williams
Corey Cleland Uriah Findley
Christian Charapata
Development Advice & Consulting
Matt Bell Nic Gonda Rebecca Power
Christopher Bisignani
Matthew Goodman
Tory Reiss
Mylee Blake
Jeremie Guiraud
Elie Reiss
Ben Boult
Dominic Haxton
Zachary Reiss-Davis
Dustin Boyer Tommy Honton Benjamin Reynolds
Anthony Brichetto
Todd Huffman Issac Roth
Marc Canter William Jack Grace Royer
Brian DeRosa Rick Jaime-Bettan Eugene Schvarts
Jack Dreifuss Vince Kadlubek Eric Sheehan
Jonathan Duffy Thomas Koff Sean Stevens
Anna Federova Marie Lamb Simone Syed
Ysiad Ferreiras Jennifer Lee 8. Lauren Tabak
Michael Garcia Ryan
Spencer McCall Alastair Trueger
Dan Garon Bj Mendelson Katharina Volz
Jon Gillon Drew Moxon Chris Wallis
Steven Glick Andrew Murphy Montrey Whittaker
Joshua Goldbard
Jim O’Neill Wojciech Zaremba
Nicole Patrice
Heroes
Stephen Alerhand
Michael Kaufman
Jonathan Cain
Mohamed Kazaz
Scott Fixell Alex Neth
Alexis Gilbard Albert Ni
Brandon Goldman
Jan Posma Paul
Aviad Haimi-Cohen
Henri Roussez
Carol Kaufman
AGITPROP FILM
Chief Propaganda Officer
Anatoly Sokalov
Assistant to the Chief
Liza Popova
Propaganda Specialist
Katerina Volkova
Solutions Pavel Mikhaylov
Agitprop Videography
Dillon Morris
Agitprop Videography
Brenton Cooper
Agitprop Videography
Michael Murray
Agitprop America Support Team
Sean McCabe
Ellie MacBride
Ellie DiBerardino
Jon Schoonhoven
Kari Hodge
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Kidpower.Org Sari Morgenstern
Monument Jonas Norr Lauren
Stewart Alsop Siena Oberman
Ash Anderson Sanjay Parekh
Ron Baldwin Michael Prall
Barnett Brettler
Take Presents 3
Evan Budaj Aza Raskin
Tom Buehler Lev Ricanti
Jason Dragon Adam Siegel
Nathan Duckles Christian Sosa
Alex Green Kate Stohr
Tristan Harris Jesse Stout
Roxine Helberg Bernie Su
Katie Joseff Noam Teyssier
Dan Kaminsky Colin Vale
Evan Kelso Jessie Woletz
Brett Kistler Jeremy Yap
Mike Kolko Julian Yap
Conor Lenahan
Adrienne st. Aubin
Muriel MacDonald
Irene van der Zande
David Morgenstern