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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 »
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  (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

Claudia Katz ... Secretary
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)

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 .... sound 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

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Big Fat Indy Movie" - USA (TV title)
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Rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and violent content
USA:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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:
References Clerks (1994)See more »
What's For BreakfastSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not so bad, not so good., 4 August 2008
Author: DarthPaul85 from Maine

Not a horrible movie, but it definitely has flaws.

The script is too self-referential. I get that this is one way to make fun of movies, but honestly 75% of the films jokes (the ones that worked, anyway) were simply making fun of movie clichés. Taken one at a time these references are done well and "funny" for lack of a better word, but it gets old (and predictable) fast. The acting was also inconsistent. Most of the leads do a great job, actually, but a few weak links really make this feel like an amateurish effort. And as with any parody movie, some of the gags worked, and some didn't. Jokes that are too obvious, out of place, or just not that funny frequently come up.

On the other hand, some of the actors do a great job, most of the gags are based on ideas that are funny (note, based on), they don't try to parody too many movies at once (epic movie, date movie, etc,), and it only dips into true-low brow humor a couple of times. The movie also has a good flow to it. I wasn't laughing much, but the movie went by smoothly without dragging. The energy and cinematography are good, although the sound was inconsistent in the beginning.

Overall, I was surprised by the production value of this movie; they nailed "independant" movie without looking like a "bad" movie. The actors are fine, the plot is adequate, the music is actually great. The humor, unfortunately, is not all it should be. I'd recommend it to fans of pulp fiction and film school students.

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