A Family Affair
|A Family Affair|
|Date Posted||August 24th, 2007|
|Description|| Thanks to charles phoenix, cbd, and logbox for solving the puzzle in the LaRezisto video. I decided to stop moping around and go see my family.|
|Location(s)|| The Whartons' House|
|YouTube Tags||lonelygirl15 bree daniel danielbeast jonas jonastko|
|Executive Producer(s)|| Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, and Greg Goodfried|
|Producer(s)|| Amanda Goodfried|
|Production Assistant(s)|| Ian Schwartz|
|Director(s)|| Marcello Daciano|
|Camera|| Kevin Schlanser|
|Vidplay|| Jan Libby and Miles Beckett|
|Story|| Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried, and Jan Libby|
|Editor(s)|| Colin Hargraves|
|Music Supervisor|| Seth Jacobs|
|Music|| "Shoot to Kill" by Jared Scharff & the Royals
"Black Top" by Caution Cat
"The Hymn" by the Hymn of One
|Mrs. Wharton||Tammy Klein|
|Raymond Wharton||Peter James|
|Previous||"Way of the Gun"|
|Next|| "Who's Next?"|
|Previous by Jonas|| "Hey Dad"|
|Next by Jonas||"Eternal Freaks"|
Jonas: (Jonas is filming himself in his truck.) Look, I've been-I've been angry lately. When I get angry, I do stupid things. Like, really stupid things. I still can't believe those fuckers came to my house and taped me yesterday. (Cuts to filming a semi in the reflection of his side mirror.) Ever since I saw the video, I just can't -- I can't sleep, I can't focus on anything else, and I --- I started thinking about the way my life was, you know, the way it used to be. A long time ago. (Cuts to blurred shots out car window.) Before all of this. Don't get me wrong, I do not trust these Resistance people. Not at all. (Cuts back to Jonas in the vehicle.) But, I figure if they can find my parents, then-- (Cuts to shot of the outside of The Whartons' house.) What's the harm in me coming to talk to them, right? Oh, um, oh, also, I just really want to thank everyone out there from the bottom of my heart for helping me crack that -- that code from the Resistance video. I wouldn't be here without you. So, thank you.
Jonas: (The front of Jonas's parent's house is seen.) Woo. Ok! Ahem. Ok. Ok. I can do this. Woo. Here we go. (Jonas enters through the gate.) I can do this. Just gimme a minute. Fuck it. (Rings doorbell.) Ok, there's no going back now. Woo. Oh, man. Maybe they're not -- (Door opens.) Hi, dad. It's me, it's Jonas.
Mrs. Wharton: Sweetie, who's there?
Raymond Wharton: I think he has the wrong address.
Mrs. Wharton: Is there -- Can we help you with something?
Raymond: Just call the police.
Mrs. Wharton: Uh, can we help you?
Jonas: They don't remember me. (Cuts to Jonas inside their house. His parents are whispering to each other behind him.) Nothing. Uh -- Least they ... They invited me in. But, you know what? Here's the weird thing: my mom has this picture of me from when I was a kid. I know that she knows who I am somewhere, somewhere deep down. I know she knows who I am. Even if she doesn't remember exactly. I can just -- I can just feel it. (Looks behind at his parents who are hugging each other.) Ha. Ha. This is -- This is amazing.
Mrs. Wharton: Jonas?
Mrs. Wharton: There's someone I'd like you to meet.
Jonas: Uh, okay.
Mrs. Wharton: Come on. (She leads him to a room with music blasting from the inside. She knocks.) Em? Emma? Can I come in?
Jonas: It's okay.
Mrs. Wharton: Can -- Can you just wait here a minute?
Jonas: Yeah, yeah.
Mrs. Wharton: Just one moment.
Mrs. Wharton: I'll be right back.
Jonas: I'll be here.
Mrs. Wharton: Ha, ha. OK.
(She enters the room. Jonas takes a glance at the camera. The door opens once more.)
Mrs. Wharton: You can come in now.
Mrs. Wharton: Yeah. She's waiting.
Jonas: Thank you.
Mrs. Wharton: You're welcome.
Jonas: (laughs) Hi.
Jonas: Hi. I'm -- I'm Jonas.
Emma: I'm Emma.
Jonas: Emma, nice to meet you.
Emma: Nice to meet you.
Jonas: So ... What?
Emma: (Points to camera.) Well, why do you have a camera?
Jonas: It's a long story. Um, I'll tell you later.
Emma: Ok. (They both laugh.) Um, this is really weird for me. Um, oh my God. I have a brother. Who's holding a camera.
Jonas: I know! Well, yeah, I know. It's weird. And... I can put it -- I can put it down, if it makes you more feel more comfortable. I don't hafta. 'Cause I just kinda...
Emma: No! Actually I think it's actually kinda cool.
Emma: Yeah, I do.
Jonas: Oh, me and you are going to get along.
Emma: Really? Why do you have that with you all the time?
Jonas: Kinda. yeah. It's like ... I'm going to put the camera down. I think it's ...
Emma: O --
Jonas: I'm going to put it down.
(The scene changes from Emma's room to her living room. They are playing charades.)
Jonas: So, star! Star!
Jonas: What's it -- Star second? Number two? Star dancer? (Emma makes plane sounds.) Star planes! Star plane, right?
Emma:No! (She makes gun sounds.)
Mrs. Wharton: Star guns.
Jonas: Star guns. Star guns. (They all laugh.)
Jonas: Star wars! Star wars!
Emma: Yes! (They all laugh. Mother and Jonas high Five.)
Jonas: That was -- That was great.
Mrs. Wharton: Yes. That was great.
Emma: Ok! Um...
Mother: Aw, I'm sorry, Emma. It's time for bed. (Emma sighs. Mother laughs and Jonas groans.)
Jonas: Well, it was really, really great meeting you. And I had a lot of fun.
Emma: I had a lot of fun with you too.
Jonas: Can I get a high five?
Emma: Aw, come here. (They hug.) Okay.
Mrs. Wharton: Bye, honey. Good night, sweetie.
Emma: Good night. Love you.
Mrs. Wharton: Sleep tight.
Emma: Ok. Bye. Good night.
Jonas: Good night, Emma.
Mrs. Wharton: Oh, I forgot to tell you: On Fridays we have guests coming over. It's just something that we do. You're welcome to stay.
Jonas: Really? Can I?
Mrs. Wharton: Yeah, I'd really like it if you stayed.
Jonas: I would love to stay.
Mrs. Wharton: Good. (There's a knock at the door and the bell rings.)
Mrs. Wharton: Oh, yeah! That's -- I'll -- I'll be right back.
Jonas: Okay, I'm going to go -- I'm going to go get ready.
Mrs. Wharton: Okay.
Jonas: What should I wear?
Mrs. Wharton: Exactly what you have on is perfect.
Jonas: (They laugh.) Okay. Perfect.
(Jonas walks over to the table and sees candles arranged in an orderly fashion.)
Mrs. Wharton: Hey! Come on in. I'd like you to meet someone. Jonas! These are our friends, Carl and Sonia.
Jonas: Oh my God. This is a joke.
Sonia: Hi, Jonas.
Jonas: Mom! This isn't happening! No! This is not happening! This is not happening.
Mrs. Wharton: Jonas, what's the matter?
Jonas: This is not happening, this is not happening, this is not happening.
Mrs. Wharton: Jonas, please.
Jonas: Trust me, you gotta believe me that these people are not who they say they are. Listen to me! Listen to me!
Mrs. Wharton: Jonas! It's about --
Jonas: I know! No! No! No, I know that you just met me and it's confusing everything. But I know these people. I know them! You gotta believe me.
Mrs. Wharton: The religion of the Hymn of One is -- is about peace and love. Come sing with us. (Jonas stares at her before getting up and walking towards the camera.) Jonas!
Jonas: I can't do this. I can't do this.
Mrs. Wharton: Jonas! Wait.
(The scene changes to Jonas filming from above the stairs and his parents, Sonia, Carl and Barb, a speaker from the Hymn of One seminar, sit around the table holding hands. The Hymn of One melody plays.)
Raymond: Each of us holds a part in the universal song within us. Let us gather hands and reach out and sing out.
Mrs. Wharton: We gather our hands and sing out.
Barb: We gather our hands and sing out.
Sonia: We gather our hands and we sing out.
Carl: We gather our hands and ---
(Jonas makes a creaking sound with his camera. All eyes turn to him from below.)
Carl: Jonas! Gather our hands and sing out.
Mrs. Wharton: Jonas!
Jonas: This is not happening!
All: Jonas, gather our hands and sing out.
(The camera zooms closer to the floor and the scene becomes black. The Hymn of One music fades out.)
- This is the first LG15 video to show the face of a main character's parent.
- Emma is being sent to bed despite it being still visibly light outside.
- While the blonde woman at the head of the table is speculated to be Barb, it may be Lucy.