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Fat Fiction

What if everything we’ve been told about saturated fat is fiction? And what if the “low fat, heart healthy” diet represents one of the most damaging public health recommendations in the history of our country? FAT FICTION is a film that questions decades of diet advice insisting that saturated fats are bad for us. Along the way, we'll reveal the lies we've been told about fats, learn what fats are good, what fats are bad, and what we can do to reclaim our health.

  • Jennifer Isenhart
    Director
    Idaho from Above, Troubled Waters, Life or Meth
  • Jennifer Isenhart
    Writer
    Idaho from Above, Idaho the Movie, Idaho the Movie 2, The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway, Troubled Waters, Life or Meth
  • Jennifer Isenhart
    Producer
  • Tom Hadzor
    Producer
  • Dr Mark Hyman
    Key Cast
    "Self"
    Fed UP
  • Dr. Sarah Hallberg
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dr. Jason Fung
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Professor Tim Noakes
    Key Cast
    "Self"
    Cereal Killers, The Magic Pill
  • Nina Teicholz
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Gary Taubes
    Key Cast
    "Self"
    Sugar Coated
  • Dr. Robert Lustig
    Key Cast
    "Self"
    Fed UP
  • Dr. Bret Scher
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dr. Eric Westman
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dr. Brian Lenzkes
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Jonny Bowden
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dr. Zoe Harcombe
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Professor Andrew Mente
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Alyssa Gallagher
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Doug Reynolds
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dave Asprey
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Health, Nutrition, Diet
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 42 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Arena Cinelounge
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    March 13, 2020
    North American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Indie Rights
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Jennifer Isenhart

Jennifer Isenhart is a principal and founder of Wide Eye Productions, a Northwest digital production company that’s been creating successful films since 2000. Jennifer has ushered dozens of projects from concept, through production, to completion— from Emmy Award-winning documentaries, to educational children’s programs, to branded entertainment. She knows how to weave images, sound and message into memorable films.
In 2017, she wrote and produced Idaho from Above, which won a Northwest Emmy Award for Best Program Writing. In the past six years, Jennifer has produced five Emmy Award-winning nature documentaries for television. In September, 2017, she received an Amazon Video Direct Star Award for the film, Idaho the Movie, for being one of the top 50 most engaging independent films on Amazon. Idaho the Movie also set a national sales record at Costco as the highest selling DVD title in 4th Quarter, 2012.
In 2007, Jennifer produced and co-wrote Green is the Color of Money with Academy Award-winning director, Ben Shedd about the design and construction of the world’s first certified LEED Platinum commercial building. In 2000, she directed and wrote Troubled Waters, a documentary about the controversial proposal to improve wild salmon populations by removing four hydropower dams on the lower Snake River. And in 1999, Jennifer directed and wrote the Emmy nominated documentary, Life or Meth, a film about the methamphetamine epidemic in rural Idaho.

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Director Statement

I grew up in the “low fat” era. Like everyone else, I had it drilled into my mind that “eating fat makes you fat” and that saturated fat will kill you. As a news reporter and special projects producer for a network news station, I interviewed many mainstream nutritionists who warned of the grave dangers of eating saturated animal fats like meat, butter and lard. I interviewed Type 2 Diabetics who struggled with their disease while our own government preached they consume 6-11 servings of grain a day and the food industry showered them with so-called “healthy” low fat foods that were really just carbs loaded with sugar. When those same patients struggled to take control of their health, they were told their disease was their fault, that they were eating too much and not exercising enough.

So when I learned how little scientific evidence exists to support our nation’s own Dietary Guidelines, it first surprised me and then angered me. The more I researched, the more I understood how one man's ego had kicked off a vast, uncontrolled experiment on the entire nation. Fast forward 50 years and we face a staggering public health crisis, worse than big tobacco. As a filmmaker, I realized this topic had to be shared with the public.