The Office Webisodes: The 3rd Floor

Press release


Already being compared to Spielberg and Hitchcock, Ryan Howard will surely be an international superstar thanks to this mind-blowing debut film.

October 28, 2010 – Scranton, PA – At the tender age of 30, Ryan Howard has already accomplished a lifetime of achievement. He has worked at Dunder Mifflin’s esteemed corporate offices, he has created stunning photography that’s tugged at the heartstrings of hundreds, and he is the founder and CEO of But he’s not stopping there. He is now on to his newest and possibly most inspiring endeavor yet: horror filmmaking.

Growing up, Ryan Howard always had crazy passion for horror films. His fervor for the genre started when he watched a Kubrick marathon in his aunt’s basement – he was merely eight years old at the time, but even then he was advanced enough to appreciate the genius. Throughout his life he’s showed an innate ability to see storytelling on another level (when he watched M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense in college, he guessed the ending halfway through). It’s that capacity that allows him to create crazy innovative and gripping material of his own.

He spent one very arduous week (after his day job and before going out to bars) putting his first film together – THE 3RD FLOOR, which many believe will forever change the gruesome face of horror as we know it. Kelly Kapoor, Dunder Mifflin Customer Service Representative and THE 3RD FLOOR lead actress, calls Ryan Howard a “hot genius.”

“Ryan… he just gets it. I love him. I love him so much that I even told him I was pregnant with his baby when I really wasn’t,” says Kapoor. Erin Hannon, who plays the part of The Murdering Corpse, says she’s never felt more significant nor more scared of herself. “I couldn’t sleep for about twelve nights after the shoot. I kept having nightmares where I’d wake up and look in the mirror and I’d be in The Murdering Corpse make-up and I couldn’t take it off. It was super creepy. Ryan was able to really mindfreak me.”

THE 3RD FLOOR is a masterpiece, surely to win such awards as the Director’s Guild Award, the Writer’s Guild Award, the Producer’s Guild Award, and ultimately the People’s Choice Award. Ryan Howard is currently looking for distributors for the film.

Ryan Howard
THE 3RD FLOOR – Writer, Director, Dreamer


  1. This looks awesome. I love when they do stuff like this, a little too inclusive and outlandish for TV, but perfect for the web.

  2. @FlonkertonChamp: If you remember from “Dream Team” (I think that’s the episode where she’s introduced), her real first name is Kelly, but she asks Charles to call her Erin to avoid confusion with Kelly Kapoor.

  3. I love that “just a normal day at the office” involves three dancing scenes. This trailer seriously rocks.

  4. Are they trying to say that the Scranton Business Park building has 4 floors? I guess they’ve never really shown a full shot of the actual building on the show, so in theory it could be. Dunder Mifflin is on the 2nd floor. The real building has no windows on the third level – assume it’s because of high studio ceilings. Can’t wait to see these webisodes…they look fun!

  5. Did they push back the date? The website is saying it won’t be available until the 28th.

    It’s not nice to tease your fans, NBC.

  6. this is awesome I just love ryan and the bj novak!

    and his coat with the skeleton on it is just
    awesome too!

    where could I get it cause i’d wear it year round!

    happy halloween bj and ryan!

  7. Dang – we have to wait another week I guess. It says it plays on Oct 28, not 21 :(

    [from tanster: yeah, it looks like they postponed it for a week. but i was getting emails from NBC as late as yesterday morning that said it was going out last night. oh well. :( ]

  8. I just watched the three videos at EW–Oh my gosh, this was so stupid, and my face hurts from laughing/smiling! Ryan’s stocking cap and silver sunglasses may just be my favorite get up yet!

  9. Well, they cut last year’s Halloween sequence from the Season 6 DVD’s, but at least we get to see Kevin’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” costume again!

  10. @#2 Erin’s real name is Kelly. To avoid confusion she has everybody call her Erin.


  11. Gotta say, compared to last year’s “Subtle Sexuality” this one wasn’t as fun. Pretty lame if you ask me.

  12. Great web series, and a fun follow up to the last one! As a saxophone player, I enjoyed Ryan’s attempt to play his own score.

  13. oh. my. god. yes.

    This was so worth the wait. I was giggling throughout the entire thing, everyone was so over the top it was perfect. Erin looked like she was even channeling the Silent Hill nurses for a few scenes. I could not love this more.

    I do hope this really isn’t the end of Subtle Sexuality though, I thought Mindy said they were planning on doing a few more songs?

  14. I laughed so hard I was crying! This was amazing! I loved “we added a basement.” This was the best of all their webisodes.

  15. I loved Meredith’s snowglobe “crystal ball” and Kevin’s Paul Blart “Mall Cop.”

  16. These were great. Ryan is way more interesting and funny in these webisodes than he is on the actual show. Also, does anyone know where to get that skeleton jacket he’s wearing?

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