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Life After Fat: A Web Series

Life After Fat is a comedy-drama web series filmed in New York City, focusing on Maddie, a 24 year old thrift store employee who loses 90 lbs over the course of a year. For the first time in her life, she feels noticed, and attractive, which ends up being far more complicated than she thought. But the more things fall apart, the closer she is to finding her true self worth.
Life After Fat isn’t about how inspiring it is to drop a lot of weight, nor is it a message for everyone to love themselves exactly as they are. Instead, it’s an exploration of the changes we make and why we make them, as much as it is a statement on the oftentimes laughable madness that is being a severely confused 20-something living in a massive city.

  • Jason Hood
  • Julia Pugachevsky
  • Will Patterson
  • Tamara Shephard
    Key Cast
  • Meagan Foy
    Key Cast
  • Kristen Seavey
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    Comedy-Drama, Web Series
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • NYC Web Series Festival
    New York, NY
    November 14, 2014
Director Biography - Jason Hood

Julia Pugachevsky is a staff writer at BuzzFeed and a recent graduate from the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts . While there, she wrote several TV specs and pilots, and decided she wants to eventually work in children’s animation. She’s also written for xoJane, Flavorpill, Tribeca Film and NewNowNext. The idea for Life After Fat came to her when she caught herself exaggerating how hungry she was so she could justify eating a particularly large red velvet cupcake. Since then, she’s learned that cupcake consumption requires no such shame or crafty elaboration. She also hopes you like the web series.

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Director Statement

I hope to create a web series that is relatable, as well as helpful for people going through the same thing. But at the same time, laugh at being a twenty-something in New York, because it is oft-times laughable and maddening and scary at times, and I think that’s something that we can all partake in. This is a series that I hope will make people feel fulfilled, feel like they’re not alone, and even just laugh at some moments because it doesn’t all have to be so serious.