GET FAT, Lose It, Film It, Teach It …Edutainment Style
Let’s face it: the way to reach the masses is through entertainment…but that does not mean it can’t be educational and thought-provoking.
I’m not kidding here, people. I’ll show you how to lose 100 pounds eating buffet style, literally. What I plan to do is crank my weight up to 300 pounds and lose it with methods that obviously debunk the typical calories-in, calories-out methodology. Hopefully if enough people see this, it will also put an end to dieting. Yes- an end! You read that right, I want to go on a tour around the world documenting my weight loss, meeting people from my blog, exploring local obesity related items of interest and interview people that have incredible things to say or bring to the table. Word, I Might even kick it with a few jack asses that can’t help but put their foot in their mouths. I’ll be looking at the cultural obsession with weight loss, and articulating why I think they are going about it all wrong. I’ll interview people from all walks of life, working with them one-on-one and tracking progress over months. And no, you don’t need big muscles and a mohawk. This works for everyone.
I promise to make this as “in your face” as possible, an all out assault on the mind because I want to impart a lot of wisdom here. I aim to bring as much clear-cut proof as I possibly can in a fast-paced documentary of reasonable length. I am going for high quality material with animations to explain key ideas – not a hurry up and put a DVD out to have a product. If you were to combine Super Size Me + an instructional workout video + the geekiest cutting edge science explained in laymen’s terms + 100 viral videos of epic funniness into the mix, it would not even equal what I have planned. Mine will be ten times more badass, I promise.
It Will Be Free…. for Humans
Yes, to be completely upfront it would be cool to have it in theatres but I do not want a price placed on this at all. I want to make this available to the people; I want to make it completely free for download PirateBay-style! My goal is to free the world of diets – not capitalize on peoples’ misfortunes. Now if someone offers me a deal to put it in theatres I will make a stipulation that it will be also availble for free on the internet without any cost directly involved. I doubt many entrepreneurs out there are forward thinking enough to go for something like that, so most likely it will be made free in select theatres. Theaters make money off of popcorn and drinks – not really from the films – so I might still be able to make this happen somehow. No matter how they see this feature length film, I feel strongly that people will recognize that I am paying it forward big time with this project and I could have jacked ’em, Matrix-style with a price tag. In the end, if they value the experience after watching it free of charge, they will most certainly give back (or repay it forward however you see it). If a million people saw it and it significantly improved their lives, I’m certain I will easily crush my fund-raising goals. I base this on a long period of testing this no strings attached, ‘pay it forward’ practice with clients who give their trust to me and contribute when they get the results.
My Motives and Inspiration
First off, I’m trying to do the free-world thing because I want to inspire people to think outside of our current monetary paradigm on a large scale as a cultural revolution, at least as an experiment through the eyes of the viewers allowing them to see what is possible when you remove money from the equation.
Secondly, obesity is a mofo. Growing up I struggled with my weight. I had family members struggle and even ended living their entire lives with the lowest possible quality of life because of morbid obesity. If I could go back in time and save myself from the struggle, I could have done so much more with those years. If I could go back in time and change the lives of some loved ones, I would- but I can’t. I can’t get those years back and I wasted many trying to figure this out and I aim to save others from that struggle. I can’t remove the suffering caused by obesity on my family but I can perhaps save some people out there, for whom it is not too late.
Anyone with unique filming skills, animation skills, sound design skills or even knowledge or talents, etc., to contribute feel free to email email@example.com
I’m doing this people, and I’m inviting you to be a part of something truly epic.
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