The Evolution of FSND Animation

By: Joe Cross

G’Day Rebooters! In both Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 1 and Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, my production team uses animation to help bring some of the narrative to life. It would have been a little tricky to show you in “real life” what your body does when it’s hungry, or what it does when it consumes processed foods and misses out on vital nutrients, so these animations played a key role in tying both movies together. And I reckon it would have been a little hard for me to dress up as a caveman and go around pretending to hunt food — although, it would have been pretty funny. But thanks to the brains behind my production team and to the team at FlickerLab who made this possible, we were able to get across every point we wanted to make in a fun, entertaining, unique way.

I thought it’d be fun to share a short video (1:28) that shows you how an animation goes from storyboard to finished product. On the left, is the storyboard and the vision, and on the right you’ll see what is actually in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.

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Joe Cross

More than 20 million people around the world watched Joe Cross juice his way across America, losing 100 pounds and getting off medication in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film ignited a juicing movement. Viewers around the world have been inspired to start juicing, lose weight and get healthy - and as a result of the film over 370 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed, 370,000 tons of fruit and vegetables consumed, more than 24.8 million pounds of weight lost, and over 220,000 people are now medication free. Joe's second film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 was released in November 2014. Through his journey and the lives of the people he meets throughout the film Joe shares all that he's learned about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy world, revealing that most of us really do have more control over of our health than we think - and that none of us are perfect, especially Joe himself! His book, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, hit the New York Times' best seller list in March 2014, and the companion guide The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook launched that summer.

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