Production Diary

  • Suppositori Spelling at Skinnyfat DVD Launch Party

    DVD Launch Party + Spaghetti Eating Contest

    September 28th, 2011 | Production Diary, Skinnyfat News | Skinnyfat | No Comments

    When it came to the Skinnyfat DVD Launch, we knew there was only way to go – fun and fabulous. Maybe that’s two ways? No matter, we put together an incomparable evening of entertainment and surprises at San Francisco’s legendary Lookout Bar. We started with a screening of the brand new Purge Version of Skinnyfat, […]

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    Skinnyfat and The Thirty Bears

    July 14th, 2010 | Production Diary | Andy Bydalek | No Comments

      One of the underlying themes of Skinnyfat  is the range of gay subcultures based on body type.  In an effort to bring that to the screen, I wrote a scene that takes place at a “bear” party.  I wanted to show a community of healthy, happy larger sized men in stark contrast to our […]

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    Guiding Grace: A Skinnyfat Character Study

    November 1st, 2009 | Production Diary, Slider | Skinnyfat | No Comments

      Grace Landers. How can one possibly describe the matriarch of the BodyShaperz clinic? Officious, polite, domineering? She runs a tight ship but it doesn’t take much insight to realize she’d jump off that ship given any chance. Still, she perseveres to bring home the bacon. Or should we say the low-fat Tur-Faken? Casting a […]

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    Channeling Chaz: A Skinnyfat Character Study

    September 27th, 2009 | Production Diary | Skinnyfat | Comments Off on Channeling Chaz: A Skinnyfat Character Study

    Chaz…what is Chaz? We’d love to say he’s a fictional embodiment of the former Chastity Bono. But he’s not. We’d also love to say Chaz is a fuzzy, sweet thing that makes you feel better. But he’s not. No, when it all comes down to it, Chaz is the edgy, controlling yet somehow lovable lead […]

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    Developing Davy: A Skinnyfat Character Study

    September 26th, 2009 | Production Diary | Skinnyfat | Comments Off on Developing Davy: A Skinnyfat Character Study

    Oh Davy…adorable, naive Davy.  What wouldn’t he do for his best friend Chaz? Davy gets swept into Chaz’s neuroses and does all he can to lose weight right along with his already-thin friend. Will he come to his senses? Or will he remain under the spell of Skinnyfat? When writer-director Andy Bydalek first wrote the […]

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    Skinnyfat Production: Our first REAL day of shooting…

    June 6th, 2009 | Production Diary | Andy Bydalek | No Comments

      Saturday, June 6, 2009. To say I slept uneasily is a major understatement.  But the good thing about not sleeping is it makes getting up really easy.  I called Jayson at 8am sharp.  No asnwer.  You gotta be kidding me.  I tried about four times before he picked up.  He delivered the exact news […]

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    Skinnyfat Production: Treacherous Beginnings…

    June 5th, 2009 | Production Diary | Andy Bydalek | No Comments

      Friday, June 5, 2009.  FIRST DAY OF FILMING. Today sucked.  In fact, it was a disaster…literally. For the last three months, I had worked tirelessly with my associate producers Jayson Jaynes and Christ Forbes to plan everything as best we could.  We were all new to producing, but we’d done a great job:  the […]

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