Fatty

Two losers get up the nerve to crash the party of the super cool girl in school only to get carjacked along the way.

  • Kat Waller
    Director
  • Marina Loos
    Writer
    The Whiskey Girls, Suckers Last Chance, Experimenting Straight, My Suicide
  • Marina Loos
    Producer
    Suckers Last Chance
  • Megan Harty
    Key Cast
    The Toy Soldiers, Helicopter Mom.
  • Sarah Young
    Key Cast
    Check Yes, Juliet. Bloom, The Women of Harry.
  • Matt Russell
    Key Cast
    Delia, Love-ly
  • Wes Aderhold
    Key Cast
    Alumnus, The Valley, Character
  • Annie Read
    Key Cast
    Sun Choke, Check yes, Juliet.
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Kat Waller
Director Statement

Many of my early years was spent doing theater as an actress. While always hoping for a lead role, we were told at every casting there is no such thing as a small part.
I’ve never known this quote to be more true then from the perspective as the director on a film. From casting the lead to casting the extras, props, lighting, sound and production assistants, every position was a huge part required to create the collaborative film set we accomplished.
Those years I spent as an actress (a chapter I thought that had long passed), became the very foundation of priceless knowledge I had to communicate with each actor in their language. Watching the actor’s process each direction so clearly filled me with a satisfaction that felt like home. This comes across most obviously in the car scenes with the two girls and car jacker. A 14 page scene with only a few hours of shoot time, I could not have been luckier that each of the performers had a theater background in running plays. They all knew their lines and were polished on how to run a scene, take direction and bounce back to a new start position quickly, bringing the scene to life without pause. Our collaboration really was an impressive machine with all working parts.
I am a very big fan of feel good movies. The light-hearted, spirit lifting kind that make you laugh and send a warm message to the audience. You know those movies you can watch over and over again as you fall more in love with the company of each character. This project has all the pieces to create such a film. It is a taste of what the feature length version is all about.
When the producer/ writer/ creator of Fatty approached me with this opportunity to direct her baby, I could not have felt more honored or pressure to do a great job! Thankfully, a wonderful team was brought together. Because great film work is not accomplished alone, there is no such thing as a small part.

Kat Waller
2014