Friday, April 27, 2012

BIG NEWS! We are making a running documentary!

interviewing teammate
(and BL season 10 contestant) Ada Wong
I've been sitting on this secret for a few months now and finally we are at the point where we can announce it, shout it to the world!

We are making a movie!

Specifically, a running documentary!

More specifically a running documentary about my relay team's journey and race of the Miami, 2013 Ragnar!

What makes us so special? Well, each member of the team has lost an average of 100 pounds or more through eating right and running. That's what.

When I was invited onto this team, by Katie from Runs For Cookies,  I was honored and blown away. Thrilled. As a runner this was an unbelievable opportunity and a running dream come true.

As I got to know my AMAZING running-mates, the producer in me realized, "holy shit. There's a documentary in here!"

We will tell the back stories of all the runners, how they got heavy, battled the weight, continue to keep it off and how they began running - we'll then show the nitty-gritty of the actual race.

I think it'll be awesome. :) But I suppose I am biased.

As I spoke it over with my producing partners, we all got very excited and the idea was born.

We started filming a few weeks ago and I think it's going to be an awesome adventure.

We are calling the documentary From Fat To Finish Line. I grappled with this title big time and it made me uncomfortable to call it this. This documentary is NOT my story. It's the story of all 12 of us runners. I haven't lost the most weight on the team and my blog popularity is modest compared to some of my power-house blogging teammates.  So I really didn't want people getting the wrong idea with the title.

Still, my production partners and our agents all thought this was too strong of a title to not use it though. So From Fat To Finish Line the film was born.

interviewing teammate John
We are in the early fundraising stages of the film. Getting financed is never easy but we believe that this project will be super inspirational, motivational and exciting. I am going to DREAM BIG and believe we'll reach this finish line!

interviewing teammate Mary
You can keep up on the members of the team as well as the progress of the film by liking the film's From Fat To Finish Line - the Documentary Facebook page and following the film on Twitter!

Please take the time to follow both building up a community of fans can only help us out!

To say I'm excited is a gross understatement. This is the culmination of all of my passions. Running, health, helping others to get healthy, story telling and film making. This project is super, special to me and I'm so blessed to be a part of it - and so blessed to be on a team of such amazing, inspirational and passionate people.

Wish us luck! This is gonna be a hell of a journey :)

Here are all the runners and their blogs:

Rik (our team captain)
Katie (from 'Runs for Cookies')
Mary from 'a small loss'
Linda from 'Frickin Fabulous at 40'
Allison (no blog, but she's lost weight and taken up running)
ME! (from 'From FAT to Finish Line')
Andrea (who was on Oprah for her weight loss)
Meredith (lost 101 pounds and won her way to the team thru Katie's blog)
Jen S (from 'Miles, Muscles, and Mommyhood')
Lealah (from 'Lealah on a Mission')
John (SparkPeople success story manager, and success story himself)
Ada (from 'The Biggest Loser' Season 10)

What is your favorite running movie or documentary?

XO
Jen


24 comments:

Sherry @ Life from my persective said...

WOW - super excited for you and your team!!! Can't wait to learn more about it!

Jen said...

thanks! :)

misszippy said...

Well that's just about the coolest thing ever! I think it will make for a fantastic story. Can I order tickets now?

; )

Jen said...

Thanks Amanda - well, you'll be one of the first to know when tickets are available! ha. We are going for it.

Sara said...

This is AWESOME! I can't wait to hear more about it. I know this will be successful without a doubt. You all have a completely amazing and inspiring story to tell.

SO COOL! :) Best of luck to each and every one of you!

Sara said...

Me too! Can I order tickets now?

Jen said...

thanks bbff!! xo

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Ya still gotta pinch me!

Jen said...

Yay! Linda! :) Let's do it up!

Alison @ racingtales said...

Now that's cool! I think this sounds like a great story...very motivational. Can't wait to see it!

Michelle said...

Congrats! I can't wait for it!

nicole said...

that's fantastic, jen the runner!!!! so excited for you!!! xoxoxo

Aimee said...

can't wait to see it!!! sounds amazing

Maria Simone said...

Awesome! "liked" and "following" - looking forward to seeing it!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

wow!! How exciting!!! yay!!

Emz said...

This
Is
Like
The freaking
Coolest
Thing
EVER!

Love it!!

Jen said...

thank you, thank you! excitement beyond words!

Elle said...

Congratulations. I wish you a great success with the documentary film and the race!

Will look forward to hearing more about it all.

Jen Small said...

it's going to be amazing.
cannot cannot wait

*~*~* Tracy said...

This is beyond cool! I liked the FB page and can't wait to follow ya'lls journey!

BeeBeeZfa said...

This is absolutely amazing! I can't wait for the finished product.

Meister, Running While Smiling said...

Oh man! I *just* stumbled on your blog, and this post is such a great introduction -- how exciting! Congratulations on the documentary, and I can't wait to follow you on this journey...

Jen said...

Thank you, thank you… I am bursting with excitement!

Suz and Allan said...

This is so exciting!!! Congratulations!!!