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Help give The Baby Food Dude Movie (40 day diet film) to the world for FREE FOREVER on our new website MoviesForNothing.com
Help give The Baby Food Dude Movie (40 day diet film) to the world for FREE FOREVER on our new website MoviesForNothing.com
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HOW IT STARTED:

In the Fall of 2006, I, Bryce Tumlinson, (AKA Bubba), was feeding my youngest of two daughters baby food green beans.  I read the label and thought to myself, "1/4 pound of green beens, 20 calories, chocked full of vitamins and minerals... I could eat this and loose weight!" Being a filmmaker, I considered, "Heck!  I could eat this, loose weight, AND make a movie about it."

Kinslee Joy Eating Green Beans (shot that inspired this fiasco)
Kinslee Joy Eating Green Beans (shot that inspired this fiasco)

Hence... "THE BABY FOOD DUDE"

I have been shooting video professionally since 1994 and knew this would be great story line. Not to mention the fact that I was, at least 30 pounds OVER the recomended weight for a 6 foot 5 male.

THE DIET:

It was 10 years ago this year, on January 1, 2007 I embarked on a 40 day diet of Baby Food and documenting my adventure on film.  If it was not store bought or homemade it was not eaten. I truly remained true to my commitment to make that part of the movie a true documentary and had incredible results.

All shot in glorious HD (before you could do it on your iPhone).  We shot this film on hi-end 1080i equipment when it broke the bank.

Sprint Break South Padre Island, Texas
Sprint Break South Padre Island, Texas

BUT, THAT'S NOT ENTERTAINING:

I thought to myself, "How will I make it interesting for people to watch? Nobody wants to watch a 6.5 tall 30 something male eat 120 meals of baby food over 40 days."  That's when I decided to make it "interesting."

I decided to make a "DorkAMentary."  Part Documentary and part comedy.  While the diet, the visits to the pediatrician, the blood test, and actually trying to get Governor of California (then Arnold Schwarzenegger) to endorse "Baby Food as the ultimate food source for the adult male," was REAL, everything else was pretty much "On-The-Fly,-Jack-Ass-Style-Shenanigans" caught on film.  We included street performers, the homeless (all of which were paid of course), and just about anybody else we met along the way that we felt would make this a fun movie and could get to eat baby food.  We had no script, just a goal in mind, and that was to make people laugh and have a good time.

Bubba Eating Baby Food On The PCH
Bubba Eating Baby Food On The PCH

It's not fake... it's a documentary... and a real comedy at the same time.

Gold Man Eating Baby Food
Gold Man Eating Baby Food

Throw in a road trip in a short bus, some beautiful nature cinematography, Classic Rock'n'Roll, trying to get an important public official to endorse baby food, a fictitious love story, and a lot of fun characters and you got a movie! 

Give me a buck... I'll cuss out your Mother-in-Law!
Give me a buck... I'll cuss out your Mother-in-Law!

We shot  footage at the Grand Canyon, The Alamo, San Fransisco, the Pacific Coast Highway, Hollywood Boulevard, Las Vegas, the State Capital of California, Bourbon Street in New Orleans and pretty much everywhere in between to create a comedy fused with a real documentary of my diet of baby food for 40 days.

Shanaenae, Bubba, and Elvis
Shanaenae, Bubba, and Elvis

We have a rock band (The Cool Arrows), a love story between Bubba and Shananae (a girl he met on the streets of Vegas).  Throw in the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," the "King of Pop," and the "Prince Of Darkeness", An "Almost-Arnold-Schwarzenegger," the Alamo (not the basement though), and everything in between and you have a cult classic. 

Great Cinematography- "A Love Story"
Great Cinematography- "A Love Story"

My brother, 7 years elder, assumed the character of "Buddy," a mix of "Forest Gump meets Rain Man meets El Chavo del Ocho ." Our mother is played by our paternal 87 year old Grandmother who was "pregnant" with her 17th child in the hospital, our new baby sister.  So this a family film... kind of.

Another thing unusual about this film is it was directed, edited, shot, and the music score was created by the same guy that was eating the baby food as the lead actor.

"That's Some Good S**T!"
"That's Some Good S**T!"

DISTRIBUTION:  We showed in a few small festivals (as most would not touch this insane production and/or don't have good taste), and I started my own film festival (Texandance... next one 2018) as a result of seeing film festivals as a joke where people would show up for their own film and skip every other film.  All film makers want... is to have their film seen.  Then trying to make a living for my family... I shelved The Baby Food Dude and went on with life... until now!  I want to make it FREE to the world.  No Hollywood, no distribution companies, I want to fundamentlaly change how film is shown! 

I'm not asking for you to kickstart this so I can TRY and put my film on itunes, or submit it to netflix HOPING they will pick it up (not that anything is wrong with that)... then you have to subscribe or pay to see it.  I am asking you to kickstart it so I can give it to the world for FREE! If funded, The Baby Food Dude will be the first movie released FREE to the world on  MoviesForNothing.com this summer.   Movies For Nothing will also provide away for many other films to be seen that might well never be seen FOR FREE!

Lunges In AZ
Lunges In AZ

THE FACTS:  I lost 29.4 pounds and my cholesterol droped 30 points according to the doctor ordered blood test, so this film is a true documentary in that respect.  While most of the film was B.S. I did not vere from my dedication to eat either store bought baby food or pureed "home-made baby food" the entire 40 days! Blood test were real as well as visits to the doc.  You've seen dumb videos on YouTube of someone tring baby food once and grossing out... I ATE IT FOR 40 FRECKIN' DAYS!!!  and lost weight and improved my health.

P.S.:  It's time to poop or get off the pot.  If funded, I will release the video on on the world wide web, FREE to the world on MoviesForNothing.com.  I spent almost $50,000 of my own personal (and wife's) money to make this film (some people get a corrvette for mid-life crisis... I made a crazy film). From Vehicles such as a short bus, ambulance, paying daily salaries, and feeding and housing actors, equipment,  it took a lot of money.   I'd love to get funded to finish this project and build the website (MoviesForNothing.com) and release it to the world for free ...but even if I don't, spending 40 days on the road, with my big brother as "grown ass adult males" and having the time of our lives... that was good enough.  Really... how many people get to do that?   I LOVE YOU BUDDY.

Buddy & Bubba Making Ol' Timey Photos In Vegas
Buddy & Bubba Making Ol' Timey Photos In Vegas

 P.P.S. Final-Final Disclaimer

Unfortunately, I've gained the weight back, so after this project is complete, it will be time to film "The Baby Food Dude DOO!" Bubba and Buddy will go up the east coast and try to get trump (the donald)  to eat baby food and endorse it as "The Ultimate Food Source For The Adult Male."  Hopefully, we don't get fired.

Risks and challenges

So far as risks and challenges, there really are none. The Baby Food Dude is ready to go to press with some minor edits and final tweaking making DVDs for rewards and website design for MoviesForNothing.com. We want to release this film "Free To The World," and build a search engine website: MoviesForNothing.com that will allow filmmakers to release their film to the world for free (as well as "The Baby Food Dude"). No subscriptions. Breaking the mold... No distribution companies are necessary. It's hard to make it a go in the film world (especially when you have a family to provide for), and this project would help a lot of film makers get their film seen (besides The Baby Food Dude) that would not get seen otherwise. There are alot of great films sitting on shelves that need to be seen, but because everybody doesn't know somebody in Hollywood... they collect dust. Thank You. Eat your peas...

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    Includes your picture, name, and title before and at the end of the film and your slogan to "save the world." (we reserve right to edit your slogan and picture). In addition, you get one minute of screen time (video provided about you), of how you will change the world. Perfect for those with deep pockets and want to tell the world why they are better than anyone else in power, or tell everyone their favorite cookie recipe.

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