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Funny Fat Guy

Charlie McStean is a struggling stand-up comic searching for laughs and can only find booze, drugs, and fast food

  • Nick Snowden
  • Ryan Penington
    Foolproof Plan
  • Matt Lewis
  • Sandy Danto
    Key Cast
  • Shelley Dennis
    Key Cast
    Road Hard, Go On, Days of Our Lives
  • Alex Phillips
    Key Cast
    MTV's Are You the One?
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Diamond In The Rough Film Festival
    Cupertino, CA
    United States
    September 25, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Best Feature Film
  • Marina del Rey Film Festival
    Culver City, CA
    United States
    October 18, 2018
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Best Feature
Director Biography - Ryan Penington

Ryan Penington was producer, director, and writer of the gritty feature-length crime drama Foolproof Plan (2001). The film kicked off the first annual Indianapolis Underground Film Festival. Film critic Bonnie Britton raved that is was "one of the best efforts" that she had seen in the area. Ryan attended the prestigious Vancouver Film School where he concentrated in directing, writing, camera, and editing. He was the editor of the documentary short That's What They Look Like, winner of Vancouver's 2000 Tele-Cine Award. In 2001, Penington co-founded the Film Commune, a collective of five indie filmmakers which was singled-out in 2004 by MovieMaker Magazine as the reason Indianapolis received an honorable mention on their Top Ten Cities For Independent Film list.

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Director Statement

Funny Fat Guy was a passion project to delve into the mind of a standup comedian and show what can happen offstage into the chaos of their life when things take a wrong turn(s). There is a saying that "time plus tragedy equals comedy". I've always admired and enjoyed standups and how they can find humor in some of the darkest most uncomfortable topics. And this script and these actors gave me the opportunity to showcase a less than glamorous side of the Hollywood life.