Spring Vacation (2004)

Directed by Justin Stuboy

Written by Justin Stuboy and Jennifer H.

Cinematography by Justin Stuboy

Production companies: Wilkins Peak Studios, MAU Entertainment

Genres: Documentary/Comedy


Justin Stuboy.- Himself/Disco Stu

Jennifer H. - Herself/Agent Jackie

Hannah H. - Herself

Terry H. - Himself/John Denver

Sherri H. - Herself

Milo and Marmalde - Themselves

Dorky Dad

Wah Lady

Wendy's counter worker (Rawlins, WY)

The people of Julesburg, Colorado


Format: Digital 8/DVD (Available now!)
The DVD contains the McCheater Edition version of the film, as Stuboy feels this version superior to the original cut. It also contains the preview (below).


Length: 41 minutes (original cut)
McCheater Edition: 40 minutes


Ubstudios link:

Trailer: now on Youtube:

Movie Stats:

Production cost: $250 (estimated)

Box Office: $600

Shot on Digital 8

Filming locations:

Green River, Wyoming

Pinedale, Wyoming (White Pine Ski resort)

Laramie, Wyoming

Sydney, Nebraska

Ogalalla, Nebraska

Julesburg, Colorado.

Sterling, Colorado


-Production began in 2003 and wrapped in 2004.
-Followed by Spring Vacation 2
-Jennifer H.'s first film with Ubstudios. She went on to do 2 more before becoming a biotch.
-Filmed on location in Julesburg Colorado.
-Scenes at the "Gala" were the only scripted scenes in the entire movie.
-Most of the film was made without permission to film.
-Justin (driving) ran a stop sign and the clip was left in the film.
-The salad at Wendys was a "Taco Supreme", and filming at the location was done without permission.
-Was not originally scheduled to have a sequel due to Justin going to a different school, but when that failed, a second film immediately went into production.
-Was the longest Ubstudios film made at its time, only beaten by Melonhead Vision (2005).

-Earliest shots occurred in March 2004.

-The two men walking along the bridge in the Green River portion of the film were not told they were being filmed.

-Edited using Windows Movie Maker 2 on a Windows XP computer that was brand new in 2003. The same computer still edits almost all of Ubstudios feature films and shorts, just with better software this time.

-Stuboy says the end credits are some of the longest he has ever done.

-Re-Released in late 2009 with several editing fixes, mainly audio related.

-The 2009 Version is known as "The McCheater Edition" as seen in the opening credits.

-Stuboy says the 2009 edition was painful to edit, as not only did it bring back memories, but the original print was very glitchy.

-Due to its overwhelming use of music, the film will likely never be added to Youtube for copyright reasons.




-Video Problems- Since this film was one of the first edited on the new Ubstudios editing bay, various glitches in video and audio occur randomly throughout. (some of the glitches were fixed in the McCheater edition, including replacement of audio in its entirety.)

-Other- Any continuity or other error in this film was purely intentional, as this film was not attempting to be narrative.

-Trivia- At the end during the credits, screaming from a room next door is clearly audible. This was Jennifer's neighbors being themselves. They were likely PTing their boys.

-Crazy credits- Thanks to Kaing Towers inc. - A fictional radio tower construction company that creates "bum" towers in the middle of nowhere to cause distractions.

-Crazy credits- There are two sets of music credits in this film, regular and music.



Films and such referenced:

The film lampoons documentaries and college films in general.

Wendy's restaurants

A Trip of Chicago (2002) - Referenced style of filmmaking pioneered by the film. Also used same song (Hall and Oates - Maneater) from ATOC.

Referenced in 2005's Spring Vacation 2, which was the direct sequel and last in the series of these films.

The Hall and Oates Ski-Athon would be carried over to a number of other projects, and has become a tradition when Ubstudios filmmakers go skiing.

References: The Nutty Professor

References: Castaway (end credits, Justin quotes Tom Hanks)

References: Rocky (end credits, Justin yells Adrian!)

References and lampoons crappy disco 70s movies.





Soundtrack listings:

Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (heard on the radio)

Third Eye Blind - Losing a Whole Year

Alan Parsons Project - Time

Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

Green Day - Longview

Hall and Oates - Maneater

Hall and Oates - Private Eyes

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Santana - Oye Como Va

Louis Armstrong - A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Debussey - Clair De Lune (Nebraska sunset scenes)

Little River Band -Reminiscing (Sydney and Sterling)

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around the Bend (playground)

Disco Flatulence - The Streets of SimCity Soundtrack

Manfred Mann - Blinded By the Light

Shocking Blue - Venus (Gala scenes)

Glass Tiger - Some Day (End credits)

Gary Wright - Dream Weaver (End credits)