FAT tells the far-fetched but completely true history of how our country became so unhealthy. In 1970, just over 1.5 million people had been diagnosed with Diabetes in the United States. Now over 30 million have Diabetes. What’s even more alarming is that 100 million people, 1 in 3, have Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic. This is not to mention the 40% of the population that are obese. How is this possible with the non-stop flow of new diets, exercise machines and our general obsession with health and weight loss? We’re as unhealthy as ever.
The truth is that we have pretty much had everything completely upside-down and backwards.FAT traces a detailed history spanning 150 years to show how misinformation and outright lies have become “truth.”
Vinnie Tortorich is a health and fitness expert who has spent almost 40 years showing people how to lose and keep off weight. His book, Fitness Confidential and podcast of the same name have helped and inspired people to reach their goals. He’s been a personal trainer to people from all walks of life for thirty-seven years and wants Fat: A Documentary to help change lives.
The film is directed by Peter Pardini, director and producer of the acclaimed documentary Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago, which chronicled the storied history of classic rock group Chicago. It premiered to #1 ratings on CNN in January 2017 and was a #1 best seller on Amazon. It is currently on Netflix.
Serena Scott Thomas is an actress and producer who has numerous screen-acting credits including the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and TV classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is an avid runner and health enthusiast who runs a production company that will be managing this film. She is the producer of this film.