It's A Cult
|It’s A Cult|
|Date Posted||June 1st, 2007|
|URL|| youtube.com |
|Description|| Daniel, Sarah and I, went to the location in The Hymn of One message. From there, we found the location for the seminar.|
|Location(s)|| The Hymn of One seminar location|
|YouTube Tags||lonelygirl15 lg15 bree daniel danielbeast jonas jonastko sarah hymn of one|
|Executive Producer(s)|| Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried and Amanda Goodfried|
|Producer(s)|| Amanda Goodfried|
|Production Assistant(s)|| Ian Schwartz|
|Director(s)|| Mesh Flinders|
|Camera|| Kevin Schlanser|
|Vidplay|| Jan Libby|
|Story|| Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried, and Jan Libby|
|Editor(s)|| Kevin Schlanser|
|Next|| "Getting Her Back"|
|Previous by Jonas|| "Opening the Box"|
|Next by Jonas||"Bedside Manner"|
It’s A Cult is the two-hundred third video in the lonelygirl15 video series. This video is correctly called "It’s A Cult", with a punctuation apostrophe (right single quotation mark) instead of a typewriter apostrophe - it resides here for easier accessibility.
(A man who appears to be a Watcher stands in a park, in the distance. During Jonas's next line, several people, including Jennifer, walk up to the man and are given a flyer.)
Jonas: OK, so here's the deal. Last week, you know, Bree made these videos looking for new recruits. Then all of a sudden, this survey shows up on the Hymn of One website, people fill it out, and then the chosen few get these invitations to show up to "audition" to be a part of this freak group. And now we're in this park, with this guy in a black suit, handing out invitations. Weird.
(Cut to shot of an invitation that says "Welcome Brothers and Sisters to The Hymn of One New Recruit Seminar -- Are You Ready to Sing Your Eternal Song?") Alright, so this is what the invitation looks like. It was given to us by someone here at the park and, uh, it gives the address of where the seminar is gonna be. So, guess what, we're on our way there right now.
(Cut to Jonas, Daniel, and Sarah hiding behind a tree. In front of them is a parking lot of a hotel.)
Daniel: It's a very exciting day. We're waiting for the Hymn of One's new recruits to enter the hotel for their big seminar. Hey, and we kinda hope Bree might show, since she's in all of the new recruits videos.
Jonas: Yeah, I'm sure she'll be here to tell all the newbies how great her life is now she's with the H of O.
Sarah: Can we get something to eat after this? 'Cause I'm starving.
Jonas: (whispering) Maybe, maybe. (indicates toward the parking lot) That's Carl and Sonia, right?
(Cut to Carl and Sonia, dressed in white, walking toward the hotel. They are followed by another couple, Barb and Chris, also in white.)
Sarah: They're weird lookin'.
Daniel: Hey, and their "merry friends." Do you know who that is?
Jonas: No idea.
(Cut to Sarah and Daniel frantically running back from the hotel to the tree.)
Jonas: C'mere, c'mere! What'd you guys find, what'd you find? (Sarah breathes heavily, and looks pointedly toward the camera) What'd you find??
Daniel: We were so close, we didn't get spotted by the Hymn of One crew. They might have seen Sarah.
Sarah: They didn't see me.
Jonas: Are you sure?
Sarah: They didn't see me.
Jonas: Are you sure?
Sarah: I'm positive, they didn't see me!
Jonas: So they're definitely here?
Daniel and Sarah: Yeah.
Jonas: This is great.
(Cut to some time later)
Sarah: This is getting ridiculous, I mean, how long does it take to sing a song?
Jonas: Dude, do you think, do you think that maybe, like, they exit out of a different place that has another door?
Daniel: I hope not.
Jonas: Are you sure you didn't get seen, Sarah?
Sarah: Are you sure--
Jonas: Are you sure you didn't get seen?
(A group of three people come out of the hotel)
Sarah: Who is--?
Jonas: Who is that?
Daniel: I don't know.
Jonas: Do they look, do they look familiar?
Sarah: Go, go get them! Go get them!
Daniel: Should I talk to them?
Sarah: Go get them! Yes! (Jonas starts to leave) Go! Go!
(Daniel walks over and talks to the group, and brings them over to the camera.)
Jonas: Just act... normal, I guess.
Jonas: They're comin' right here.
Sarah: Mm-hmm, just don't sing any songs.
(The three people -- Jerry, Man, and Jennifer -- are now standing in front of the camera.)
Daniel: So, yeah, we missed the meeting, we just kinda wanted to know... anything about it, really.
Man: They taught us how to hear... our own song.
Jonas: Man, I wish I would have , like, been there, to know what happened inside, just to get to see everything, it's too bad...
Jerry: I, I snuck a camera in there, I mean, I'll... if you guys want the footage.
Sarah: What? Seriously?
Jonas: Seriously, you would do that?
Jonas: Than-- Thanks, man, yeah, that'd be... that'd be awesome.
Daniel: Anything else?
Man: Well, they did give us these flyers. Um, they were all under a blue stone?
Daniel: Hey, Sarah, turn it off.
(Cut to the footage from inside the seminar. The same song from the recruitment videos is playing, Sonia is speaking in the background, indistinct.)
Daniel: (voice-over) So we got home and looked at the footage that that guy gave us. Here it is, check it out for yourself.
Sonia: ...and then we'll get started, as soon as everyone has a seat.
(The audience members eventually sit down.)
Carl and Sonia: ...to our Hymn of One seminar!
Jennifer: (from the audience) My name's Jennifer, and, um, I like a lot of different kinds of music, I like instrumental, like Beethoven, I'm fond of Amy Winehouse, and, um, I like Coldplay.
Barb: (in front of the group) I remember when I first came to my Hymn of One seminar, I sat in the back, and I tried to concentrate on what the Brothers and Sisters were saying... (small time cut) ...felt an indescribable, unbelievable sense of "All is Well," and I had an amazingly beautiful song in my head.
Chris: (in front of the group) My name is Chris, and uh, I, too, like Barbara, I found my eternal song here, through the, the Hymn of One. I came to the seminar, I was sittin' here, and... the whole time I was just so skeptical, so cynical, I... I kept laughin' under my breath at things, just kinda thinkin' I knew it all... It's kinda weird to even describe, but when I was goin' home, I felt like... I had this incredible moment of clarity. I just felt like, um... I feel weird even saying it, but I felt like everything around me, like the people, the cars, like even, like, almost like the whole universe was calling out to me, and just telling me that this was my Eternal Song. And at that moment, I just felt, I felt at peace, I felt like everything was gonna be okay. So, guys, I found, I found my Eternal Song, and I really, really hope that... you guys will find it, too, so... thank you.
(The audience thanks him back and applauds.)
Carl: (in front of a whiteboard) There's something else I would like to stress to you all about our organization here, it's something very important, very, very fundamental to us, and uh, and I think you all with appreciate it. (writing with a dry erase marker) It's a very simple concept. (cut to Carl standing in front of the group) "The Hymn of One is fun!" Just, you all just say it with me, just a couple of times, just to get it out, just to, to let it sink into your being. With me now...
Everyone: The Hymn of One is fun.
- The note Daniel receives appears to say:
- Congratulations! You have passed level one on your path to becoming a brother or sister in the Hymn of One. Please let us know if the Hymn of One sings to you. Remember... This could be your eternal song! Are you ready? Contact us and tell us: "I am ready to join the choir!" 1-866-558-2749. LG15 Today - HymnOfOne Red & Blue Flier Messages
- The shared cap between Daniel and Sarah is the same from CAMP PLAY, which, in the beginning, Sarah wears and later gives back to Daniel. This might be another sign of their growing relationship.
- This video marks the first appearance of actual Lonelygirl15 fans in a video (other than Katharine McPhee).
- Lonelygirl15 fans Jerry Wright (Voyboy), GenocideInMyMind, and Jason appear in this video in the parking lot after the seminar, talking to Daniel, Jonas, and Sarah.
- Jerry Wright (Voyboy) has a speaking part (his character is the one that filmed inside the seminar). He was able to meet Yousef, Jackson, and Alexandra.
- Lonelygirl15 fan and forum poster Carmilla07 also appears in this video at 2:28, wearing a tan shirt and blue jeans.
- The man handing out flyers is standing near the swimming pool area of Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys, CA.