When Zachary Beaver Came to Town


2005

Brief Synopsis

It started as just another quiet summer in the tiny town of Granger, Texas, for 12-year old Toby Wilson. That was before Granger turned into a virtual circus, when Zachary Beaver, "the fattest boy in the world" comes to town. In his trailer decorated with colored lights, Zachary is his one-man sides

Film Details

Release Date
2005
Production Company
Lafitte; Ragland; Strother
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Granger, Texas, USA

Synopsis

It started as just another quiet summer in the tiny town of Granger, Texas, for 12-year old Toby Wilson. That was before Granger turned into a virtual circus, when Zachary Beaver, "the fattest boy in the world" comes to town. In his trailer decorated with colored lights, Zachary is his one-man sideshow - eating everything he can find, barking orders through his thick New York accent and giving these small-towners a dose of attitude with a capital A. The whole town gathers around to gawk at Zachary, who in turn gawks back. But, Zachary is more than just an overweight kid with an attitude - much more, as Toby and his friends quickly find out. When Toby and his best friend Cal visit Zachary to find out what this kid is all about, they get more than they bargained for. Out of this first visit, Toby and Cal see the vulnerability behind the rough exterior and a friendship develops between the three. This odd relationship blossoms into a wondrous journey that leads them through what will be a life-changing summer.

Crew

Khadijah Abdullah-forte

Apprentice

Keith Adams

Location Manager

Keith Albert

Driver

Alaine Alldaffer

Casting Associate

Richard J. Ball

Key Grip

Donald Barthlow

Medic

Ron Berkeley

Makeup Artist

Debbie Bilski

Craft Service

Randy Bilski

Craft Service

Toni Cobb Brock

Casting Director

James Calleri

Casting Director

Tod Campbell

Assistant Camera

Andre Caporaso

Editor

Jesus Carrera

Construction Coordinator

Archie Carrillo

Driver

Catherine Conrad

Hair

Michael Corrente

Producer

Christopher Crumbliss

Apprentice

Tarik Dahir

Assistant

David Daniel

Sound Mixer

Brian Darby

Tutor

Tony Dieterich

Stunt Double

Lisa Donadio

Casting Assistant

Scottie Duncan

Craft Service

Mary Duque

Apprentice

Cleta Ellington

Assistant Director

Terri L. Ewton

Hair Assistant

Terri L. Ewton

Makeup Assistant

Walter Falls

Assistant Director

Melanie Fletcher

Set Costumer

Matthew Fliehler

Best Boy Electric

Adam Flores

Grip

William Getzwiller

Transportation Coordinator

Richard Gibbs

Music Composer

Melissa Gill

Tutor

Ken Gladden

Dialogue Editor

Jimmy Gonzales

Location Manager

Victoria Gonzales

Loader

Kayse Goodell

Set Production Assistant

Andrea Goodson

Product Placement

Andrea Goodson

Rights & Clearances

Kristen Growcock

Production Coordinator

Jeremy Slade Haak

Assistant Director

Chris Hamala

Dolly Grip

Courtney Harrell

Assistant Camera

Pamela Hathaway

Apprentice

Alex A Herrera

Boom Operator

Susan Hodgson

Apprentice

Anna Hoffman

Casting Assistant

Kimberly Willis Holt

Source Material

Randy Smith Huke

Set Decorator

Lee Hunsaker

Costume Designer

Heather Ingram

Set Decorator

John Pace Iv

Editor

John Pace Iv

Post-Production Assistant

Janice Janecek

Wardrobe Supervisor

Rob Janecka

Property Master

Jay Julien

Producer

Shane F. Kelly

Camera Operator

Toni King

Accountant

Susan Kirr

Unit Production Manager

Susan Kirr

Line Producer

Reiko Kobayashi

Production Designer

Daniel Kuehm

Set Production Assistant

Robin Letourneau

Property Master

Mitsuyo Lewin

Apprentice

Anne Litt

Music Supervisor

David A Little

Driver

David A. Little

Wrangler

Annie Lucas

Casting Assistant

Roger Marino

Executive Producer

K Lynn Martin

Script Supervisor

Mato

Color Timer

Jason Matthews

Location Assistant

Shawn Maurer

Director Of Photography

David Mcaree

Driver

James W. Mccormick

Special Effects Coordinator

Allegra Mccoy

Apprentice

Jay F Mccuin

On-Set Dresser

Rob Mcgrath

Assistant Camera

David Moreau

Apprentice

Josh Morehead

Craft Service

P. K. Munson

Assistant Camera

Molly Murray

Production Accountant

Lonnie Nelson

Stunt Man

Trey Nevreby

Advisor

Ken Novak

Supervising Sound Editor

Ken Novak

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Laura O'keefe

Graphic Designer

Arielle Pace

Post-Production Assistant

Bj Pace

Post-Production Assistant

Jorge Paris

Production Assistant

Andrew Payer

Assistant Director

Timothy Pearson

Foley Artist

Chris Philp

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Philp

Dialogue Editor

Marisa Polvino

Coproducer

Joaquin D. Prange

Location Manager

Luis Fernando Ramos

Driver

Bill Records

Photography

Robert B. Reynolds

Gaffer

Sarah Rimassa

Sound

Amy Robinson

Producer

Rhonda Rosen-lipnicki

Coproducer

Maria Ryan

Assistant

John Schultz

Screenplay

Jeffrey P. Schwan

Stunt Coordinator

Adam Schwrartz

Assistant Camera

Russell E Scott

Driver

John L. Shank

Grip

Sandhya Shardanand

Production Secretary

Daniel J. Shaw

Assistant Director

Joe Shiroky

Assistant

Travis Smith

Office Production Assistant

Jason Solberg

Assistant Editor

Suzanne Stover

Set Decorator

Judith Stroh

Camera Trainee

Kara Sutherlin

Scenic Artist

Josh Taylor

Swing

John M. Teska

Visual Effects

Morganna Thomas

Coordinator

Anthony Torretto

Editor

Greg Travis

Electrician

Steve Urban

Grip

Sarah Whalen

Acting Coach

Sherry Whitfield

Music Editor

Elizabeth Wilder

Camera Trainee

Richard Wilkens

Location Assistant

Robert Wonson

On-Set Dresser

Sean R Wright

Best Boy Grip

Film Details

Release Date
2005
Production Company
Lafitte; Ragland; Strother
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Granger, Texas, USA

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States January 21, 2005

Released in United States on Video January 24, 2006

Released in United States Winter January 21, 2005

Limited Release in United States January 21, 2005

Released in United States Winter January 21, 2005

Released in United States on Video January 24, 2006