The Defenders of Stan

created by  Austin Bragg, Hunter Christy

Super-powered heroes unite to defend humanity - in this case, one guy. "Defenders of Stan" called it a series in February, self-canceling after a record-setting 20 episodes.

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Episode 1

Stan is frustrated with his life as one of very few normal human beings.

Screened: 2006-08-28 at Anthology Film Archives

Votes: 122/159 - 76.73% share; placed 1st of 10

Downloads: 993


 

Cast

Captain UltraHunter Christy
StanAustin Bragg
BlueMichael Bass
CrusaderJim Doyle
SelinaTara Giordano
GlowfistEric Singdahlsen
SpeedyChris Mathieu
FlyGuyMatthew Hartman
FlamerMike Setti
CenturionSeth Alcorn
Hero at Captain Ultra's press conferenceCindy Bragg
Hero at Captain Ultra's press conferenceMeredith Bragg
Hero at Captain Ultra's press conferenceAdam Fielding
Hero at Captain Ultra's press conferenceYannis Stefanopoulos

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Music Composition, Animator, Digital Effects

 
Episode 2

Stan makes a new friend... or so it seems.

Screened: 2006-09-25 at Anthology Film Archives

Votes: 67/88 - 76.14% share; placed 4th of 8

Downloads: 698


 

Cast

Captain UltraHunter Christy
StanAustin Bragg
JackJack Reda
BlueMichael Bass
CrusaderJim Doyle
Winged Helmet GuyHarrison Christy
Flame-Throwing Hero / Pizza Delivery HeroMeredith Bragg
Hero with no pantsMac O'Conner
Hero at partyDustin Meyer
Hero at party / Helping HeroLiz Demery
Hero at partyChris Mathieu
Hero at partyEmily Hall
Hero at partyMatthew Hartman
Hero at partyMatt Hillburn
Hero at partyMatt Stephan

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Music Composition, Digital Effects

 
Episode 3

Stan tries to acquire powers.

Screened: 2006-11-06 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 88/125 - 70.40% share; placed 3rd of 10

Downloads: 651


 

Cast

Captain UltraHunter Christy
StanAustin Bragg
SelinaTara Giordano
Vicki ValiantRachelle LaCroix
Sgt. SelloutSteve Heaton
FlamerMike Setti
HardFireBall hostMatthew Hartman
HardFireBall opponentJim Doyle
Baby MommaJjana Valentiner
Major TomJosh Gross

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects

 
Episode 4

An homage to "Superman"... and hilarious.

Screened: 2007-01-29 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 144/210 - 68.57% share; placed 1st of 11

Downloads: 766


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
BlueMichael Bass
Giant Floating Head of Justice #1Eric Singdahlsen
Giant Floating Head of Justice #2Scott McCormick
SupercopHarrison Christy

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Animator, Digital Effects

 
Episode 5

Stan and Captain Ultra try family therapy.

Screened: 2007-02-26 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 105/122 - 86.07% share; placed 1st of 10

Downloads: 17,948


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Dr. KyleRachelle LaCroix
BeckyAmanda Crelia
El LuchadorJosh Gross
Hero in clubLindsay Gross
DJ in clubJeff Simmermon
Hero in clubH.T. Gold
Hero in clubHemel Jhavri
Hero in clubPayal Jhaveri
Hero in clubDanielle Kurzweil
Hero in clubRachel Schlesinger
Hero in clubEmily Thorson
Hero in club / Hero at Stan's birthday partyAmerica Billy
Hero in club / Hero at Stan's birthday partyGail Choochan
Hero in club / Hero at Stan's birthday partyTom Lee
Hero in club / Hero at Stan's birthday partyJonathan Roth
Hero in club / Hero at Stan's birthday partyJack Sheehan
Hero in club / Hero at Stan's birthday partyDouglas Smith
Date In ClubJessica Sheehan

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects

 
Episode 6

An alternate universe in which Stan has superpowers.

Screened: 2007-03-26 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 75/107 - 70.09% share; placed 2nd of 10

Downloads: 17,081


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Single MotherLiz Demery
BlueMichael Bass
JackJack Reda
ChristineJjana Valentiner
Angry Driver #3Matthew Hartman
Angry Driver #1Chris Mathieu
Angry Driver #2Mike Gregorek

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Music Composition, Digital Effects

 
Episode 7

Stan becomes Captain Ultra's publicist.

Screened: 2007-04-30 at Anthology Film Archives

Votes: 131/141 - 92.91% share; placed 1st of 9

Downloads: 16,548


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Blue / ReporterMichael Bass
Blitzer WolfChris Mathieu
HardFireBall host/ ReporterMatthew Hartman
Reporter / Deaf GirlLiz Demery
Heat Vision JackJack Reda
Pundit / ReporterMike Gregorek
PunditMeredith Bragg

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Music Composition, Digital Effects

 
Episode 8

Holy "Batman" parody, Captain Ultra!

Screened: 2007-06-04 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 95/101 - 94.06% share; placed 1st of 8

Downloads: 18,539


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
The QuizzlerChris Mathieu
BlueMichael Bass
ZookeeperMeredith Bragg
Nun, Henchman, MimeLiz Demery
IndianHarrison Christy
HenchmanMatthew Hartman
HenchmanBrian Minter

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Music Composition, Animator, Digital Effects

 
Episode 9

Knocked out of first place for the first time in three months, DoS remains strong with a tale of Captain Ultra's run-in with the IRS; meanwhile, Stan asks a kindly doctor if he can be medically given super powers.

Screened: 2007-08-29 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 76/93 - 81.72% share; placed 2nd of 10

Downloads: 4,031


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Giant Floating Head of Justice #1Eric Singdahlsen
Giant Floating Head of Justice #2Scott McCormick
Blue as Giant Floating Head of Justice #3Michael Bass
Tax ManCorey Finkle
Dr. MindbenderSteve Wannall

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 10

This show hardly needs any defenders of its own, as it reclaims the number one spot this week. In the aftermath of a procedure that creates a giant, siman-esque version of Stan, Captain Ultra heroically struggles to realize some profit.

Screened: 2007-10-01 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 66/74 - 89.19% share; placed 1st of 10

Downloads: 13,188


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Air ForceMeredith Bragg
Blitzer WolfChris Mathieu
BlueMichael Bass
Sigourney Weaver FanHarrison Christy
Masked ReporterJosh Gross
Audience Member/Bat-LassAmanda Crelia
Audience MemberAlex Crelia
Audience MemberEric Baxter
Audience MemberCameron Dibble
Audience MemberPaul Williams
CameramanRicky Evans
bystanderKerri Hartig

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyDirector, Writer, Producer, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 11

"Defenders of Stan" graduates from merely the longest running 102 show to its official measuring stick. Whether completing multiple episode story arcs, or showing off joke-writing chops with a winning set piece (see: this month's stellar "Password" homage), "Stan" continues to be the show to beat.

Screened: 2007-11-05 at Tribeca Cinemas

Votes: 91/94 - 96.81% share; placed 1st of 9

Downloads: 6,180


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
BlueMichael Bass
GalactusJosh Gross
She-ThorLindsay Gross

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Music Composition, Animator, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 12

It's election time in the "Stan" universe, as brothers Captain Ultra and Stan duke it out in their dueling campaign ads.

Screened: 2008-02-05 at Pianos

Votes: 94/113 - 83.19% share; placed 2nd of 10

Downloads: 12,698


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
PunditMeredith Bragg
Vicki ValiantRachelle LaCroix
BlueMichael Bass
Dan RaptorSteve Heaton
HardFireBall opponentLiz Demery
HardFireBall hostMatthew Hartman
Dark HorseMike Setti
Captain Ultra's "wife" / Superlady with babyAmanda Crelia
Human at Stan's rallyAlex Crelia
Human at Stan's rallyDan Fisher
Human at Stan's rallyChelseay Reynolds
Vicki's CamerapersonCindy Bragg
Super Girl with "Captain Ultra" signK.K. Bracken
Hero at Captain Ultra's rallyEmily Perry
Hero at Captain Ultra's rallyNathan Ward
Hero at Captain Ultra's rallyTim Koning
Hero at Captain Ultra's rallyRamsey Kincannon
Hero at Captain Ultra's rallyYusof Becker
Hero at Captain Ultra's rallyDan Cole

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Animator, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 13

Stan challenges Captain Ultra to a game of chess to determine which of them has the superior mind (and whether Ultra still has access to Stan's TV).

Screened: 2008-03-04 at Pianos

Votes: 86/100 - 86.00% share; placed 1st of 10

Downloads: 5,197


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 14

A plot device causes Stan to switch bodies - or is it minds? - with Captain Ultra, and they each learn a little something about how hard the other one has it.

Screened: 2008-04-08 at Pianos

Votes: 96/130 - 73.85% share; placed 3rd of 10

Downloads: 1,222


 

Cast

Stan/Captain Ultra in Stan's BodyAustin Bragg
Captain Ultra/Stan in Captain Ultra's bodyHunter Christy
PunditMeredith Bragg
Vicki ValiantRachelle LaCroix
BlueMichael Bass
Voice of computerLiz Demery
Hero in meetingMatthew Morrill
Hero in meetingGabe Fry
Hero in meetingMariah Taylor
Hero in meetingH.T. Gold
Hero in meetingTom Lee
Hero in meetingNick Horton

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 15

Stan and Ultra are menaced by a familiar-looking foe.

Screened: 2008-05-05 at Pianos

Votes: 103/133 - 77.44% share; placed 2nd of 10

Downloads: 1,146


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Captain Ultra's Evil Robot CloneHerbert Christy

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyDirector, Writer, Producer, Animator, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer, Digital Effects, Props

 
Episode 16

At poker night, three heroes (and Stan) discuss their eventful days. Also, a totally SWEET-looking satellite careens toward the city.

Screened: 2008-07-07 at Pianos

Votes: 124/129 - 96.12% share; placed 1st of 8

Downloads: 1,672


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
BlueMichael Bass
FlamerMike Setti
GreenStefanie Bass
Baby MommaJjana Valentiner
Vicki ValiantRachelle LaCroix
News DirectorMatthew Hartman
SupercopHarrison Christy
Stan's CrushLiz Demery
Man With PenDevin Sturgis
Captain Ultra's Hook UpAmanda Crelia
Satellite OnlookerMeredith Bragg
Satellite OnlookerJosh Gross
Satellite OnlookerLindsay Gross

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Hunter ChristyDirector, Writer, Producer, Digital Effects
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer

 
Episode 17

Stan proves to be as popular at vlogging as he is elsewhere in the Staniverse.

Screened: 2008-08-04 at Pianos

Votes: 68/93 - 73.12% share; placed 2nd of 10

Downloads: 1,314


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects

 
Episode 18

A paternity suit threatens to shake up Stan's and Ultra's already dysfunctional relationship.

Screened: 2008-09-16 at New York TV Festival

Votes: 91/154 - 59.09% share; placed 4th of 10

Downloads: 1,297


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
NurseSara McCrary
Super SeanSidney David Dement III
Subpoena ServerIvan Ramiscal
Man in Dr's OfficeJosh Gross
Woman in Dr's OfficeLindsay Gross
ExtraAmanda Crelia
ExtraMeredith Bragg

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects

 
Episode 19

A super villain's plan to trap Captain Ultra turns into a pity party.

Screened: 2008-11-03 at Pianos

Votes: 75/85 - 88.24% share; placed 2nd of 8

Downloads: 1,200


 

Cast

StanAustin Bragg
Captain UltraHunter Christy
Dr. UnstoppableMatthew Hartman
Stripper HandMeredith Bragg

Crew

Austin BraggDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Meredith BraggWriter, Producer, Cinematographer
Hunter ChristyWriter, Producer, Digital Effects

 
Episode 20

With an epic 13-minute episode, including commercials and a newscast from a Capital City tv station, the Big Honkin' Crew *almost* bring the series to conclusion.

Screened: 2009-02-04 at 92YTribeca

Votes: 0/116 - 0.00% share; placed 8th of 10

Downloads: 1,154