Eat Spirit Eat (2013) written and directed by James Bird
produced by Adriana Mather, Anya Remizova and James Bird
Great characters & a fun plot that all audiences can enjoy - FilmSnobbery.comHighly intelligent, well-crafted marvel - FilmThreat "The entire cast of"Eat Spirit Eat, delivering their quick-witted lines, wasSUPERB. - Reel Honest Reviews
"We wanted to tell a story that everyone can relate to, a story about the importance of family. Even though many people are from broken homes, that doesn't mean they are broken people. The people around you, in your life now, are what make a family. That is the foundation behind every fairy tale, and I felt it was very important to remind people that life truly is a fairy tale. No matter how many difficulties life throws at you, nothing can stop you if you refuse to be stopped. That is what makes "Eat Spirit Eat" so magical, we literally gathered a group of friends together, and through sheer determination and passion, we made this movie. This story, personally, is very autobiographical since I have never met my father. But, that doesn't mean I have any less of a family. "Friends" became the very backbone of making this film possible, and together, we created more than a movie… We created a family."
Eat Spirit Eatis an absurdest comedy about Oliver and a pack of misfit orphans growing up in a foster home. Oliver spends his childhood incessantly flipping through TV channels in the hopes of getting a glimpse of his actor fatherwho he has never met. One by one the other kids are placed in homes, but Oliver refuses adoption because he believes strongly that if his father becomes successful as an actor he will keep his promise and come back for him. When Oliver realizes that his father's success will not happen on its own, he decides to leave the foster home, track down his childhood friends and recruit them to do the impossible... Make a MOVIEstarring his unknown father in order to finally win his love!
Proudly shot on location in Los Angeles, California.
With a skeleton crew Eat Spirit Eat used less than 800 watts of light for filming total, with no generators used.
The film's eclectic soundtrack features music from amazing bands like