THE FILM

Attendees of the 2021 Office Super Fan Festival were asked one simple question: "What does The Office mean to you?"

This slice-of-life documentary weaves together dozens of stories of how this popular tv show helped people through difficult times in their lives. What started out as light video coverage of the event soon turned into a compelling, feature-length documentary about passionate fans from around the world, the real city of Scranton where the show's fictitious paper company resides, the benefits of online communities, and what it means to celebrate the beauty in ordinary things. Early reviewers of the film say it is a joyous time, and we think that's what the world needs right now.

SYNOPSIS

While attending the Office Super Fan Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a documentary filmmaker and a passionate community share what The Office means to them.

GENRE

documentary, slice-of-life, comedy, family friendly

STARRING

the attendees of the 2021 office super fan festival

FEATURING

denny corby, jackie debatin, noel petok,

tone rodriguez, hidetoshi imura

TOTAL RUNTIME

85 minutes

PREMIERING

July 30, 2022

PA live! Interview

Pa Live! is the only LIVE, afternoon lifestyle show in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and airs weekdays at 3pm on WBRE-TV. Originally aired June 24, 2022

Co-Host of PA live Rachel Malak and filmmaker Matthew C. Grammer discuss the new feature-length documentary about the fandom surrounding The Office.

WHAT IS IT?

The "ordinary things launch party" is a hybrid local and online event - an evening full of Office-themed festivities in celebration of the official premiere of the documentary film "ordinary things" by Dallas-based independent filmmaker Matthew C. Grammer. An event similar to the Office episode "Launch Party" with the main party taking place in Fort Worth, TX and the remainder of attendees tuning in virtually from all over the globe via a live stream of the party and online viewing of the film! Way more than a movie premiere, this launch party will bring you closer to friends you didn't know you had as we celebrate this new film and the fandom surrounding The Office.


WHO CAN ATTEND?

Literally anyone! That means you!


WHEN?

Saturday, July 30, 2022 // 5:00pm - 9:00pm CT


WHERE?

a LOCAL party hosted by BLANC Studio in Fort Worth, TX

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an ONLINE experience for anyone in the world


HOW TO ACCESS?

If you are local to Fort Worth, TX purchase a local ticket and celebrate with us in person. Come on down to BLANC Studio in downtown Fort Worth and enjoy Munchies Food Truck, complimentary beer and beverages, live office trivia, Launch Party themed scavenger hunt, costume contest, and other funtivities! We'll watch the film on a gigantic projector screen and you'll get complimentary popcorn!


If you live anywhere in the world purchase a virtual ticket and tune in from any smart device. We've created the experience with you in mind, giving you a genuinely fun virtual experience. We've partnered with a local video production studio that will broadcast multiple angles in high definition, letting you enjoy the party from the comfort of your own home. There's no app to install, just a simple website that lets you watch the party and of course the film! Additionally you can chat in a private chat room filled 100% with other Office super fans, participate in live online trivia, and enter into a raffle for fabulous prizes. After purchasing any virtual ticket, come back at showtime and input your access code (provided to you upon checkout).


STANDARD vs VIP TICKETS?

Check out the differences in our STANDARD and VIP ticket options below. We've worked hard to provide tremendous value with unique items for VIP patrons you can't get anywhere else!

THE LOCAL EXPERIENCE

Blanc Studio // Fort Worth, TX

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Watch the film!

Be one of the first people to view this delightful documentary, of course! We have a HUGE movie screen and projector to give the authentic theater experience. In addition, complimentary popcarn will be served to all patrons! What could be better than a joyous movie and fresh buttery popcarn?

Food Truck Provided By

Bring your appetite! Munchies Food Truck will bring a unique menu with some familiar favorites while still creating some one of a kind items like their Fried PB&J or Mac and Cheese Panini. Check out their full menu here!

Beer and Beverages Provided By

Aint' no party like a Scranton party, cuz a Scranton party don't stop! We'll have a selection of non-alcoholic beverages in addition to complimentary beer and party punch. I know, I'm excited too!

Office Trivia

Compete in a custom game of Office trivia hosted by community favorite, Kristan from @the.office.tattoos.and.trivia. Prizes awarded for first, second, and third place contestants! Do you have what it takes to bring home the title?

Scavenger Hunt

Be prepared to hunt for treasures related to the Office episode "Launch Party" with a big prize for the winner!

Raffle

Tear off your ticket stub (provided at event) and enter for a shot at some very nifty gifties!

Merchandise and Prizes

Bring the experience home with Blu-rays of the documentary, custom posters, stickers, and pencils with ordinary things branding, artwork from Scranton artist Jeff D'Angelo, merchandise from the Office Super Fan Festival like original gifts from Phoenix Appeal, handmade goods from HappilyStitcherAfter, Office apparel from RSVLTS, coffee from Electric City Roasting Co, gear from Pennsylvania Paper and Supply Co (the building from the opening of The Office), and even screen-used props from the film!

Costume Contest

Come to the party dressed as your favorite character from the show. Prizes awarded to the crowd favorites!

Q/A with Director

Hang out for a few minutes after the film to learn anything you want to know! The director and a few interviewees will be in attendance and are eager to answer any questions you have about the production of the film.

THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Online // Anywhere in the World

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Watch the film!

Be one of the first people to view this delightful documentary, of course! We've implemented technology that lets you watch the live stream of the party, as well as a video-on-demand variant of the film (it'll play like a YouTube video does) giving you a high quality front row seat to the film. I promise, it's the next best thing to being there at the party! VIP ticket holders will even get extended access to view the film over 48 hours. If you can't watch the movie on the evening of July 30th, this is the option for you!

Live Stream Party Attendance

With over a decade of live production experience, Matthew knows how to create an engaging live presentation. He's teamed up with a professional film production studio - BLANC - to arrange a multicam experience that'll make you feel as if you're partying along with us, thanks to the production-grade live stream broadcast fed directly to you! It'll make the Dunder Mifflin presentation in Launch Party look like child's play.

Office Trivia

Compete in a custom game of Office trivia hosted by community favorite, Kristan from @the.office.tattoos.and.trivia. Prizes awarded for first, second, and third place contestants! Do you have what it takes to bring home the title?

Raffle

VIP ticket holders get entered for a shot at some awesome nifty gifties!

Chat Room

VIP ticket holders get access to a chat room filled with other Office fans. Chat about the film while it's rolling! It'll be a blast calling out all the inside jokes from the film, because I can guarantee you - there's tons!

Merchandise and Prizes

Bring the experience home with Blu-rays of the documentary, custom posters, stickers, and pencils with ordinary things branding, handmade goods from HappilyStitcherAfter, and prizes such as artwork from Scranton artist Jeff D'Angelo, original gifts from Phoenix Appeal,, Office apparel from RSVLTS, coffee from Electric City Roasting Co, gear from Pennsylvania Paper and Supply Co (the building from the opening of The Office), and even screen-used props from the film!

Costume Contest

Come to the party dressed as your favorite character from the show. Even though you're by yourself at home doesn't mean you shouldn't have fun with us! Take some photos and tag us online @ordinarythingsdocumentary. We want to see your cosplays!

Q/A with Director

Hang out for a few minutes after the film to learn anything you want to know! The director and a few interviewees will be in attendance and are eager to answer any questions you have about the production of the film.

THE MERCHANDISE

Available for purchase alongside your ticket to the launch party.

BLU-RAY

Blu-ray disc of documentary film in plastic-free, sustainable packaging.

MERCH PACK

Autographed ordinary things poster (11in x 17in), ordinary things vinyl sticker (3in x 4.5in), ordinary things engraved pencil, plus genuine Scranton Strangler Pebbles from Pennsylvania (1in x 2.5in).

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THE FILMMAKER

Matthew C. Grammer is an independent filmmaker from Dallas, Texas who grew up being obsessed with film production. After graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology, he has gone on to work as an independent filmmaker with major brands to expand their reach and spread their story. He has also worked as an executive and led the success of creative productions at million dollar content agencies. Most recently he is expanding his career into producing and releasing feature films and documentaries.

Matthew has been a super fan of The Office for over 15 years, first catching the show in college in the fall of 2007. After engaging with fellow Office fans online, he heard about the Office Super Fan Festival and knew he had to attend. While there he filmed a feature length documentary about the incredible fandom that surrounds The Office.

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