Seattle Office of Film + Music

March 9, 2012, 12:34 pm
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This past summer, the cast and crew of Fat Kid Rules the World took to the streets of Seattle to film this feature length comedy. Matthew Lillard, formerly known for his role in 2002’s Scooby Doo, made his directorial debut for the film. Tonight, Fat Kid will be premiering at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.


Pulling Focus
Filmmaking is like baking a cake with a long list of ingredients. From producing to directing, acting to music, there are countless components that go into the successful completion of the final product, and each must be carefully calculated and understood before mixing with other parts. “Pulling Focus,” an event at the Sorrento Hotel moderated by the dynamic Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report, is a panel designed to provide a discussion platform for the diverse patrons in the business of film. The upcoming “Pulling Focus” welcomes special guest Rick Rosenthal, who has directed films such as Halloween II and worked on TV shows like Smallville and The Practice. He currently runs White Water Films, which is producing actor Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut Fat Kid Rules the World, currently filming in Seattle. Following the conversation, dialogue is encouraged to continue with a cocktail party hosted by Washington Wine Commission.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Based on the best-selling young adult novel by K.L. Going, Fat Kid Rules the World is the story of troubled and overweight teen Troy Billings, who is saved from committing suicide by Marcus Macrae, a young punk rocker. The two form an unlikely friendship that shapes the rest of their lives. The film is currently being shot in Seattle and is the directorial debut of actor Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream, SLC PUNK!). The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the film in a recent casting brief, which reported that actor Billy Campbell (Once And Again, The Killing) has joined the film to play Troy’s father.

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