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The Incredible Jake Parker (2020)

Six months ago, Jake Parker was on top of the world as a platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and pop music sensation. Now, Jake faces the biggest challenge not just of his career but of his entire life: recovering from anorexia.

Director:

Angelo Thomas

Writers:

Angelo Thomas (book), Angelo Thomas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Wall Liam Wall ... Jake Parker
Sasha Jackson ... Cat Carter
Sarah Levitch Sarah Levitch ... Jordan
Lexi Langlois Lexi Langlois ... Carolyn
Collin Galyean Collin Galyean ... Tim
Alyssa Dufren ... Jessica
Rachel Coolidge ... Sarah Parker
John French ... Scott Parker
Brandon Stacy ... Aaron Olson
Carleigh Johnston ... Lily
Kam McCluer Kam McCluer ... Lauren
K. Steele ... Tori
Kristen DuBois Kristen DuBois ... Morgan
Frank R. Wilson ... Dr. Holden
Martin Smith Martin Smith ... Photographer
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Six months ago, Jake Parker was on top of the world as a platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and pop music sensation. Now, Jake faces the biggest challenge not just of his career but of his entire life: recovering from anorexia.

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Principal photography took place over nine days in Lafayette, Louisiana. See more »

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Just Pretend
Performed by Liam Wall
Lyrics by Angelo Thomas
Music by Liam Wall
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An important independent film about eating disorders.
16 September 2020 | by jad1986See all my reviews

The Incredible Jake Parker is a film young first time director/screenwriter Angelo Thomas has produced on a shoestring budget, the story initially being written as a book, then making a pretty painless transition to a screenplay.

Jake Parker (Liam Wall) shoots from a kid on YouTube to a viral star to a pop sensation, the whirlwind of change in Jake's life often leaving him struggling to take control of his life again. Jake becomes anorexic, and his agent Cat (Sasha Jackson) sends him to a clinic.

It's to Jake Parker's benefit that it was produced on a small budget. Rather than try to go for high drama, it keeps its eyes on the very real issues that people who deal with eating disorders face. Characters talk about their struggles and work through them. It keeps the movie grounded and real.

The film is short at about 74 minutes. While there's quite a story, it's not dragged out. Performances are capable, with a few small cameos by news and internet personalities. There's no A-listers here, but that doesn't mean anyone's phoning it in. The songs are well-performed by Liam Wall in character as Jake.

This is a film that deserves to be seen and appreciated, tackling an issue not often touched on: eating disorders and how they affect men as well as women. It's available on Vimeo to stream worldwide.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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I.XXI Films See more »
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