— "Fat Kid Rules the World," Austin, Texas, South by Southwest Film Festival, 2012: It's the movie I directed. It's a bit selfish to include, but the world premiere meant the world to me. I optioned the book "Fat Kid Rules the World" 10 years ago and getting the story to the screen was no easy task. We premiered it at the SXSW Film Festival and the night was a huge success. When you screen your movie for the first time, that movie flies away and you don't ever get it back. The night we premiered the film, I don't remember what I wore or who was there. I don't remember a single thing that was said at the Q&A or what I had to drink at the after-party. When I think about that night, I think about hugging Jacob Wysocki's mom and dad and seeing the tears in their eyes. I remember my wife holding my hand as we walked to our car to leave. It's probably the best memory I have as an artist, and I'll keep it until the day I die.
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