Glee Star Chris Colfer and Polly Bergen Brainstorm for Struck By Lightning (VIDEO)

Promoting an independent film isn’t easy, as Glee star, Chris Colfer illustrates in a new video promo for his debut film, Struck by Lightning.

Watch as he attempts to share the film’s advertising plan with  legendary film and TV star, Polly Bergen, who plays grandmother to Chris’s character in the film, Carson Phillips.  Written by Chris, the promo is an hysterical send-up of the world of low budget film making. More than just the promo budget is affected, as Polly has no qualms making clear.

The clip is worth watching just for the dancing LOL CATS. And the sex tape. OK , it’s just a suggestion. But still. Also, check out the list of promo ideas on the blackboard. Ha.

The  rest of the impressive cast includes, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson, Ashley Rickards, Allie Grant and Angela Kinsley.  Chris wrote and stars in the film. It’s directed by Brian Dannelly (director of a wonderful little film called Saved!)

After its streaming debut, the film is set to open in select theaters on January 11.

The promo is adorbs. Do watch.

Clips from the film

Career Day with Angela Kinsey

Cheer Float with Sarah Hyland

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  • ReneeinCA

    Chris Colfer and the director of Saved! – a match in heaven. Can’t wait to see it.

  • durbesque

    Polly Bergen has finally arrived.  She’s playing a grandmother with Alzheimer’s.

  • Axxxel

    If I am not mistaken , Jane Lynch said in her book (I don’t remember the exact quote)  that Chris Colfer has an inner 80 year old grandma….

    Maybe that is one of the reasons why they are both connecting well in the promoclip ???  Joking… I think the promo is interesting and surprising… As the movie is promoted as a “highschool story”, I would expect Chris to do the promo with one of his younger co-actors…

  • starfishy2000

    I saw Chris do an interview with Access Hollywood about the movie. He took many real life instances and penned this movie. The high school float scene really happened! I love Chris’s sense of humor and am not-so-patiently waiting to see this film! My friends went to the debut and say it was awesome!

  • jennyl2

    Getting copy tomorrow.yay!