Director Mark Phinney’spowerful new film Fat tells the story of a guy struggling to control his weight, and the emotional stress it causes him and those around him. Trips to the fast food drive-thru, to the corner deli, and to anywhere else that provides the food that provides the sanctuary are all woven into the tale of a main character who’s not always very likeable.
You can stream part of the soundtrack below, but Phinney warns that the Soundcloud below is incomplete and not in any kind of order.
“As far as how the music plays with the film, I feel it’s a backbone to it,” Phinney tells Vanyaland. “The whole scene. I felt each song chosen fit the moment perfectly. The rocking Mean Creek stuff, to the dramatic Ian Adams song to the tragic MG Lederman tunes when things in the film get real bad.”
Lederman’s song “Longfellow Bridge” plays towards the end of the film, a critical point where the music accentuates the moment. It’s very moving, and Lederman’s lyrics start to tell the story.
“That ending with the MG song is such a great closer,” Phinney adds. “The other stuff like Beatings credit sequence just blasts the end right open. Jim Healy and Swampbear capture that loneliness. Tasteful Nudes is beautiful in the love scene. Mirabella wrote the song for the film, making it that much more special.”