The Mike Herrera Podcast


MHH168 - Documentary Film Maker Shaun Colon breaks down as best he can how much work was put into the brand new punkumentary all about Fat Wreck Chords and the unlikely legacy of ethics, chosen family and punk music.

A Fat Wreck covers a ton of ground regarding the history and legacy bands on Fat and we get into that as well as the day to day tactics and habits it took to get this film made. The Fat Wreck Chords community wanted this documentary and they showed it by funding 2 separate rounds of online crowdfunding.

There's some further context in this conversation about the interviews with Fat Mike, some of Shaun's experiences getting interviews that could certainly enhance your enjoyment of the film. So I feel pretty good about this in general. You know me, I love hearing about the tactics and workflows of artists and makers. Shaun is no exception. He used not only his skills as a film maker but also used sheer patience and endurance to get some of the shots for this. We get well into the actual film itself as well as how it was made. Another good one. Thanks for listening.

MHH 168 How to Make a Fat Wreck with Shaun Colon (Director)

Country: USA, Running Time: 85min
A FAT WRECK tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use, the film blazes exciting new ground in the cinematic genre of puppet-driven punk rock music documentary filmmaking. Arguably the best film in the history of American cinema featuring a dominatrix spanking a puppet.
Where might I learn more about A FAT WRECK you ask?
Here’s the Trailer
Here’s the Twitter
Here’s the Facebook
And of course Instagram

On this week’s episode Mike and Shaun dive into the creation of A FAT WRECK while taking a walk through Punk Rocks history such as NOFX, Propagandhi, Punk Rock Bowling and of course Fat Mike

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Background, Context & Reference:
•    Introduction of Shaun Colon [1:53]
•    What A FAT WRECK is all about [3:27]
•    Finding the story [7:47]
•    Laying out the backbone [11:25]
•    Propagandhi [16:17]
•    Fat Mike [21:09]
•    The Beef of Fat Mike and Ben Weasel [30:10]
•    Shaun sets his goals [44:30]
•    Don’t forget to live your life [51:05]
•    Where to find A FAT WRECK [52:00]
•    Shaun takes us to film school [53:25]
Notable People Discussed:
•    Fat Mike
•    Propagandhi
•    Greg Pratt
•    NOFX

Thanks to Sarah Allspaw @SarahAllspaw for producing and helping with the distribution, Jake Gravbrot @walkintothelightphotography for photos, video and co-hosting, the Idobi Radio Team, Jabber Jaw Media, & The Bob and Katie Show for preparing show notes. Special thanks to you the listeners and readers ofthis blog. I appreciate you. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: MHHp168_Documentary_Film_Maker_ShaunColon_A_Fat_Wreck.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT