Native Floridian and independent filmmaker, Banks Helfrich, will introduce Orlando to his latest movie, fat, dumb and happy, a narrative feature about an obsessed writer attempting to create the perfect family. Using Central Florida actors and crew, Banks transformed an Orlando neighborhood into a dream world for his multi-layer story within a story.
Banks created a part specifically for Orlando celebrity chef, Emily Ellyn, who made a cameo appearance. The film’s score, created by Cirque du Soleil La Nouba’s Musical Director Benoit Glazer and performed by jazz virtuoso Allan Vache, drives this off-beat picture. This is the second collaboration between Banks and Benoit, who will open his home to this screening. The free event is open to the public and will include food, film and fundraising.
fat, dumb and happy’s screening is Sunday, December 8 @ 7:30 p.m. at Timucua Foundation/The White House, (in Orlando, not DC!) 2001 Hamilton Lane, Orlando, FL 32806-4027.
Independent film lovers may obtain tickets here.