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Fat Kid Rules The World



Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship.

Jake Wysocki (TERRI), Matt O'Leary (NATURAL SELECTION) and Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) star in Matthew Lillard's directorial debut based on the novel by K. L. Going and produced by Whitewater Films.


Director(s): Matthew Lillard

Producer(s): Rick Rosenthal, Nick Morton, Matt Lillard

Screenwriter(s): Michael M.B. Galvin, Peter Speakman

Cinematographer: Noah Rosenthal

Editor(s): Michelle Witten

Production Designer: Tania Kupczak

Music: Mike McCready

Principal Cast: Jacob Wysocki, Matt O'Leary, Lilli Simmons, Dylan Arnold, and Billy Campbell

Director Bio


As an actor, Matthew Lillard has been associated with Hollywood Box Office hits (Scream, Without a Paddle, Scooby Doo Franchise) and received critical success with films like SLC Punk! and The Groomsmen. He can be seen in Alexander Payne’s next film The Descendents. FAT KID RULES THE WORLD marks his directorial début.


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