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Project Summary

When anyone talks about weight loss, it always feels like the blame game. The way we want to approach the subject of obesity and weight loss is by asking “Why?”

We have been researching the science behind losing weight and what we have found is nothing short of extraordinary. We've been using what we’ve learned, and are achieving results that we never thought were possible. Spoiler alert: It’s not about any product, workout, or diet. It’s about the individual and how their body is processing the foods he or she is eating.

Notable Participants

These are just a few names and magazines we have already interviewed for the film: Ashley Borden, Chef Robert Irvine, Robb Wolf, Chippendales, Fit Pregnancy, Isabel De Los Rios, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, Jane Lynch, Drew Manning, Men's Fitness, Adam Bornstein, Dr. Kelly Brownell, Patrick Murphy, Muscle and Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Natural Health, Nitro, Gunnar Peterson, Bill Phillips, Dr. Al Sears, SHAPE, Nell Stephenson, Tender Greens and more!

What You Get

Our perks for contributing to the cause range from the affordable to the extreme. If you’re interested in lending a helping hand, $10 can get you a thank you and the warm feeling that goes along with knowing you are helping the world lose weight, or $10,000 can make you a Co-Executive Producer on the film that will change the face of dieting FOREVER!

Where Your Money Goes

Animation & Post-Production

We have completed the filming, but footage alone doesn’t equal a finished documentary. This film reveals many secrets about health, nutrition, and weight loss. We want to make sure these are shown in a fun and easy to understand way with the help of skilled editing and intriguing animation. It turns out that skilled editing and intriguing animation don’t come cheap.

The Impact

Ask anyone how to lose weight and they will likely tell you: eat healthy, exercise more; but the answers, and results, stop there.

We’re providing the science behind the answers to truly inform the public and empower them to take control of their health, their weight and their lives.

Documentaries like Super Size Me, King Corn, Fast Food Nation and Forks Over Knives all touch on the subject of our diet and where food is coming from, but none of them delve into the science behind how that food truly affects our bodies. This is bigger than the food pyramid we learned in elementary school.


Other Ways You Can Help

We know money doesn’t grow on trees, so if you can’t donate right now, we understand. You can still help us out by sharing this page with everyone you know! Share it, tweet it, blog it, attach it to one of those forward e-mails your great-aunt Bess sends you everyday. Odds are, you know people who would love to donate to this cause.

Like our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/fatmovie

Or visit our website here: http://www.whyamisofatmovie.com/ 

The Team

Executive Producer - T.C Hale (aka Tony Hale)

Co-Executive Producer - Stephen Cabral

Producer - Sarah Griswold

Producer - James Singleton

Camera Operator – Nina Florez

Featured Stories - Kinna McInroe, Elaine Alcala, Gabe Evans, and more!

Risks and challenges

The interviews are shot, the editing is under way, the only remaining challenge is to make it look pretty and get it out the door.

We have had so many big names ask to participate in this film, we've already started shooting the sequel, Why Am I So Sick? Wait 'til you see the names that will be participating in that project!

We feel like we're past the biggest challenges now and your contribution will make this film be the best it can be.

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    THE GOOD VIBE - Pledge $5 and we're going to send you good vibes. We're not going to notify you to let you know when we've sent said vibes, but we think you'll feel them. Thanks for being a part of this movement towards better health education.

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    THE THUMBS-UP – Select this pledge if you want to be able to say, “I gave those guys ten bucks!” And of course you'll get a virtual high-five. We’ll also publish your name to our website because you rock.

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    T-SHIRT TIME! - You’ll get a DVD along with a Why Am I So Fat? team t-shirt. We bet you wear it while you watch the DVD.

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    STREET TEAM PHAT PACK - Be a part of the movement. You’ll get 5 DVDs, a team t-shirt, and you’ll be added to our private Street Team Facebook group where you’ll get any Why Am I So Fat? scoop first. Help us spread the word in your town and give one of your DVDs to four different friends.

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    THE SKYPE CALL - A Skype call with T.C. Hale, the film’s producer, author of Kick Your Fat in the Nuts and co-host of the Kick It Naturally podcast. In this 45 minute call, you can ask questions about your fat loss goals, nutrition, or just sing him your favorite Duran Duran song. You’ll also get everything in the Street Team Phat Pack.

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    THE ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Your name on the big screen! You will be listed in the credits of Why Am I So Fat? as an Associate Producer! And of course we will send you the DVD.

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    THE GYM OR WELLNESS CENTER SPECIAL - Once the DVDs are released, you’ll receive a 4-hour nutrition workshop in your gym or wellness center, taught by the producer and one of the stars of the film. T.C. Hale (Author of Kick Your Fat in the Nuts) and Will Schmidt will come to your location (US only) and teach a workshop for your members or clients. You’ll also get 10 DVDs, your gym will be listed as a Participating Gym or Wellness Center in the credits, and one representative will receive an Associate Producer credit!
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    THE CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Get out the big guns, you’re a fancy pants Co-Executive Producer now! You’ll also receive 2 tickets to our Los Angeles or New York premiere. *Travel/Hotel/Dress pants not provided.

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