David worked in
the video production industry for 15 years, supplying
equipment for TV studios, post production facilities,
and broadcast networks worldwide. He was Product
Manager for the DPM-700 Digital Video Effects system
at the Grass Valley Group, and on Dveous and the
8100 Production Switcher at Abekas Video Systems.
David was the QA Manager for Video Codecs at Microsoft
Corp., working on Windows Media Technologies, before
retiring to be a stay at home dad. Mr.
Workman has lived in Belgium, Switzerland, and
Ecuador - and is currently the Fund Manager
The Greater Ecuador Real Estate Investment Fund,
a business development consultant,
and a marketing consultant for Nuvonyx, manufacturer of the highly esteemed
Mazu Gold. You can also read his unusual and
David was the Executive
Producer of "The Dveous Fun House" and the "Windows
Media V4 Product Launch with Mick Fleetwood" but
this is his first work on a feature film.
I am very
proud of what we've accomplished with this movie.
The entire cast and crew worked very hard to pull
everything together and I would like to give my
sincerest thanks and congratulations to everyone
is not your typical movie. It is not your
typical love story. It is not a "coming of
age" story and is definitely not a "feel good" movie.
It is a controversial subject matter and we know
that there are people who are going to be upset
If you haven't
seen the movie, I want to make it perfectly clear
that the movie is not about making fun of overweight
people. It is about making fun of the excesses
of our society - and how we have gone from under
20% to over 50% of the population being overweight
in about 30 years. The movie extrapolates
this out to the NEXT 30 years and gives a view of
what our society could look like.
Size Me", Muffin Man steers away
from proposing any solutions. There are no
easy solutions. There are many reasons WHY
this trend is happening. Personally, I think
it's a by-product of our overly stressful and overly
successful environment. A good, honest "hard
day's work" is no longer on a farm, or in a mine
or factory. It's sitting in front of a computer.
We make more money, but time is so valuable that
we can't take a leisurely stroll to the store -
we get in our car and drive there. Unhealthy food
is easy to come by, cheap, and actually tastes pretty
many things conspiring against us, and it will take
a concerted effort to reverse the trend. Education
is key, much like the education campaign against
smoking that was waged throughout the 80's and 90's.
The percentage of people who smoke today is much
lower than it was 20 years ago - but I think the
obesity epidemic is actually a much more difficult
movie. It is in-your-face and outrageous,
yet kind and gentle at the same time. The
characters are every day, lovable people - just
a little "larger than life."