I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ryan Sage, the director of Worth The Weight--a heartfelt, independent romantic comedy about a former athlete whose struggle to lose weight parallels his quest for love. The film will debut this Friday, March 2 at Bay Area film festival, Cinequest. If you will be in San Jose this weekend, I definitely recommend seeing the film.
Worth The Weight is a romantic comedy that Sage bought off Craigslist for $500. On the film's official website (www.worththeweight.com) you can see the original ad he posted that asked for the script. Sage got many responses, including one that referred to him as a "jackass" for thinking he would be able to buy a finished script for a mere $500. Another interesting thing about this film? Sage and the writer he bought the script from have never met! They communicated changes and revisions to the script via email and telephone. Sage and Dale Zawada, the writer, will actually meet for the first time at the premiere of Worth The Weight at Cinequest.
You can read the feature I wrote here, and check out TYTE Media to read more about the making of Worth The Weight--including a feature on the film's writer, Dale Zawada.