IMDb > My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
My Big Fat Independent Movie
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 17 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
My Big Fat Independent Movie -- US Theatrical Trailer from Anchor Bay Entertainment
My Big Fat Independent Movie -- Open-ended Trailer from Anchor Bay Entertainment


User Rating:
3.3/10   1,264 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 48% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Chris Gore (screenplay)
Adam Schwartz
View company contact information for My Big Fat Independent Movie on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 September 2005 (USA) See more »
The comedy that exposes independent film for the first time. See more »
"My Big Fat Independent Movie" is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie."... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
2 wins See more »
(10 articles)
15 Spoof Movies That Were Quite Hilarious
 (From 14 March 2016, 7:10 AM, PDT)

Documentary About Tim Burton's Never-Made Superman Lives Gets a Trailer
 (From MovieWeb. 4 September 2013, 4:09 PM, PDT)

Defending Bad Movies: 'Not Another Teen Movie'
 (From Moviefone. 1 October 2010, 11:03 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
In the spirit of Scary Movie or Not Another Teen Movie- Indie Spoof. See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order)

Paget Brewster ... Julianne

Neil Barton ... Sam

Eric Hoffman ... Harvey

Darren Keefe Reiher ... Johnny Vince (as Darren Reiher)

Ashley Head ... Anomalie

Brian Krow ... Memento Guy

John Fortson ... Spader

Neil Hopkins ... Lanky Man

Rob Schrab ... Bald Genius
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Agnew ... Mexican Standoff Extra

Regina Berger ... Lola
Eric Campos ... Mexican Standoff Extra
Neil Dooley ... Greek Father

David Douglas ... Spike
Robert Eaton ... Creepy Security Guard

Gregory Gifford Giles ... Gay Husband (as Gregory Giles)
David Glanzer ... Man with Bazooka
Cintia Gloier ... Girlfriend
Paul Goebel ... Crime Boss

Chris Gore ... Gimp
Liam Hearne ... Hitler
Dan Heinan ... Toxie

Clint Howard ... The Mechanic

Pete Jones ... Himself
Amy Keranen ... Confused Chick
Averill Kessee ... Big Man
Abraham Kleiman ... Head Rabbi

Hope Levy ... Greek Wedding Girl

Henri Lubatti ... Young Rabbi
Jasna Meshko ... Blonde Lesbian

Jason Mewes ... Answering Machine (voice)

Claudia Katz Minnick ... Secretary (as Claudia Katz)

Dan Mirvish ... Rabbi

Chi Chi Navarro ... Old Greek Lady

Bob Odenkirk ... Steve
Nicolas Read ... Cockney Guy

Darren Richardson ... Other Cockney Guy
Caroline Rivers ... Girl in a tutu with a gun

Ward Roberts ... Boy Scout

Jon Schnepp ... Mexican Standoff Extra

Pauly Shore ... Himself
Brittney Skye ... Herself
Eric Spitznagel ... Animated Linklater

Julie Strain ... Herself

Manolo Travieso ... El Mariachi Guy
Serena Viharo ... Joey
Woodie Wade ... Undercover Cop

Philip Zlotorynski ... White Guy

Nick Drago ... Extra reading newspaper (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Zlotorynski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Gore  screenplay
Adam Schwartz 

Produced by
Chris Gore .... producer
Dwight Johnson .... associate producer
Kelly Kreglow .... co-producer
Kelly Kreglow .... line producer
Tim Misenhimer .... executive producer
David Wiggins .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
Cinematography by
Scott Peck (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Philip Zlotorynski 
Casting by
David Glanzer 
Production Design by
Kathleen Widomski 
Art Direction by
Eric Allan 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Meredith 
Makeup Department
Magdelena Storey .... assistant makeup artist
Woodie Wade .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dwight Johnson .... second assistant director
R.J. McLaren .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gadi Harel .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Ezra Dweck .... re-recording mixer
Will Hansen .... production sound mixer
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
Carl D. Ware .... re-recording engineer
Richard E. Yawn .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Jerry Constantine .... special effects producer
Paul Sutt .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Anuj Anand .... digital artist/compositor
Pavani Rao Boddapati .... digital artist/compositor
Bill 'Uncle Gunner' Caldwell .... visual effects production assistant
Paul Campbell .... digital fluid effects animator
James J. Conrad .... digital artist
Martin Coven .... character technical director
Luciano DiGeronimo .... digital artist/compositor
Jorge Farias .... digital artist
Barry Finnigan .... digital artist
Aidan Fraser .... digital animator
Steve Hamaker .... digital artist
Kurt Haroldsen .... digital artist
Chris Harvey .... digital artist
Michael Hurley .... digital artist
Ian Jenkins .... digital artist
Gonzalo Marroquin Marckwordt .... 3D modeler
Gonzalo Marroquin Marckwordt .... digital dynamic simulations
David Manos Morris .... visual effects supervisor
Jesse Rademacher .... digital artist
Neil Robinson .... technical consultant
Jordan Schexnayder .... digital artist/compositor
Jim Suthers .... digital artist
Quan Tran .... digital artist/compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas P. Marshall .... gaffer
David Murphy .... camera operator
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Tony Rivetti Jr. .... still photographer
Animation Department
Evan Mather .... animator: title animation
Editorial Department
Tony D'Amore .... digital intermediate colorist
Eric Zlotorynski .... associate editor
Music Department
Christy Crowl .... composer: additional music
Josh Kessler .... music supervisor
Other crew
Josh Broder .... key production assistant
Dan Heinan .... production assistant
Nila Neukum .... script supervisor (as Nila Neukem)
Nila Neukum .... script supervisor
Bryan Young .... booker
Dru Zipkin .... key set production assistant
Tim Merrill .... the producers wish to thank

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Big Fat Indy Movie" - USA (TV title)
See more »
Rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and violent content
USA:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

One of the hugest box office flops of all time, costing $3 million to make and earning only $4,655 (0.2% of the budget) in its limited theatrical run.See more »
Lanky Man:You know what they say. Lesbians: better than e-mail.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Starz Inside: In the Gutter (2008) (TV)See more »
What's For BreakfastSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
13 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
In the spirit of Scary Movie or Not Another Teen Movie- Indie Spoof., 6 February 2006
Author: dilbertsuperman from Baghdad

The only reason I was able to enjoy this movie is because I had seen every movie referenced in the script.. I DON'T think that most people are going to "get" this flick because it is so reliant on identifying with what movie they are spoofing.

In the same way Scary Movie required knowledge of the material to get the jokes- so does this movie require that you have seen a long list of indie films. If you are not into this genre you will miss a LOT of the jokes!!

This weakness aside it's pretty cool fun as an Airplane! style adventure through various spoofed indie moments.

So like I said- if you haven't seen Mullholland Drive and Secretary- maybe you will be scratching your head? Understanding who Amelie is would help with 60% of the movie's jokes. Is El Mariachi a restaurant to you? Don't bother then.

For the thin sliver of a crowd this movie spoofs on- it does OK.

I suggest watching the following films before attempting to watch this film: Pulp Fiction, Memento, Amelie, El Mariachi, The Secretary, Waking Life, Reservoir Dogs, Swingers, and if you can stand it.. Pi. There may be some jokes that still escape you- this is an indie lover's film fer sure.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (24 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Plump Fiction The Specials The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow Remote Control Flicks
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.