"A comedic road trip fused with an inspirational health story" - WROR-FM Radio, Boston MA
Sometimes inspiration can come from the most unlikely people. Join comic personality Gary Marino (ABC's Live With Regis & Kelly, FOX News) as he and his misfit team of road managers attempt to inspire America by walking over 1200 miles - from Florida to Boston - to raise funds and awareness for childhood obesity in the first ever cross country walk for our children's health. Available in 95 minute feature film and 65 minute classroom versions.
MILLION CALORIE MARCH, Marino's film about his 1200 mile fundraiser and awareness campaign, picks up where "Supersize Me" left off - educating and inspiring the public on America's Obesity Epidemic while exploring such issues as food addiction, portion sizes, the weight loss industry, child obesity, discrimination, depression, Sleep Apnea, relapse, the links with alcoholism and much, much more.
Viewers will witness what it's like to lose nearly 150 pounds the old-fashioned way - and lead a first of its kind crusade up the eastern seaboard of the U.S. to help inspire health & wellness. This humorous and inspirational documentary will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you almost eat!
But it will also make you think about why so many kids and adults are struggling with obesity and empower you to find ways to help them with the fight.
"Million Calorie March: The Movie" truly has something for everybody! If you are in need of inspiring, educating and motivating yourself or someone else health-wise this film has plenty of it! If you've had a big idea you've been dreaming about and want to get it out of your head and into reality... this movie will inspire you as well. Or finally if you just want to be entertained by a comedic road trip up the east coast you won't believe actually happened than sit back and enjoy...Million Calorie March is a hell of a ride!
RUNNING TIME 95 minutes
Featuring commentary by Dr. Howard author of "Inspired To Lose" and based on the 2005 book "Big & Tall Chronicles: MisAdventures Of A Lifelong Food Addict" by Gary Michael Marino.
Produced by Generation Excel Foundation (in association with Studio G Motion Pictures LLC )
Executive Producers: TODD G. PATKIN and GARY MARINO
Directed and produced by GARY MARINO
Co- Producers: JIMMY JAY FRIEDEN and JEFF SCHMIDT
Theatrical Director: JIMMY JAY FRIEDEN (Big & Tall Chronicles Recreations)
Screenplay: SANDY JAFFE and GARY MARINO
Film editing: JEFF SCHMIDT
Editing & Post-Production by National Boston and Pulse Media, Watertown, MA
Grammy Nominee JON BUTCHER contributes music scores Sound Track courtesy of Electric Factory Studios
Million Calorie March: The Movie has screened across the country at film festivals such as Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Long Island, Structure NC, Boston and Northampton. The film received positive reviews in The Palm Beach Post, Boston Globe, WBZ-TV's Joyce Kulhawick and Comcast's "Backstage with Barry Nolan" among others to positive reviews.
The Million Calorie March Campaign (which the film is based on) was featured 3 times on ABC's "Live with Regis & Kelly" and appeared on FOX News,in People Magazine, USA Today and local, statewide and online stories reaching over 70 million people.
Million Calorie March: The Movie screened at over 40 stops during Blue Cross Blue Shield's "Million Step March" Tour across North Carolina. Audiences viewed the movie inside an inflatable "Shoebox" Theater custom built for the documentary.
Million Calorie March: The Movie has screened at health fairs, wellness events and fitness trade shows from coast to coast including Hilton Head's Inspiring Wellness Event in South Carolina (where over 600 people viewed the film), Galveston Island's Health Fair (sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch) and the Annual SOPHE Conference in Massachusetts.
Million Calorie March: The Movie won an International Freddie Award from the Health and Medical Medi-Media Foundation. Essentially the health world's answer to an "Oscar", this prestigious award has been previously won by Bill Gates, Magic Johnson, Peter Jennings and Dr. C Everett Koop among others. "Million Calorie March" won in the diet and nutrition category and competed against productions from all over the world including HBO, NBC and Discovery Channel domestically
Million Calorie March: The Movie is now available in a special edition 65 minute educational / classroom DVD in 2012. A variety of Educational heath distributors including Midwest Tape, A/V Cafe, Library Bound and others began distributing the film to colleges, universities and library's nationwide. The film received positive reviews from such industry journals as "Booklist", "Library School Journal" and The Video "Libriarian"