Hardware Stories

Web Series


Hardware Stories is a six-part web series, which includes 24 short stories featuring John Zupa and directed by Bradley Kosel.

I first met John in the Fall of 2011 when I began working at a hardware store in Seattle. He had recently announced his retirement after 25 years in retail. Fortunately for me, I got to hang out with one of the most amusing, engaging and perceptive storytellers I’ve ever met.

These are his stories. Some of them are true. Some of them are better.


John Zupa as Himself
Karl Michelbach asĀ Karl Lazlo


Director – Brad Kosel
Producer – Karl Michelbach
Camera – Brad Kosel
Camera – Nick Sacy
Camera – Andy Sweet
Camera – Brett Markle
Editor – Brad Kosel

Official Selection of the Seattle True Independent Film Festival.