Our filmmaker, Joe Cross, is morbidly overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffers from a non-specific autoimmune disease.
He’s near the end of his rope, and potentially his life. Hence the title: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.
But Joe doesn’t give up. He abandons a junk food diet and goes on a road trip with a juicer and generator — determined to only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for two months. And we travel along with him on his journey to dump the meds and lead a balanced lifestyle that is healthy and sustainable.
This is the essence of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It’s gripping stuff in a warm package. Then, Joe meets a truck driver, Phil Staples, who suffers from the same rare condition. And, the movie pivots to a engaging profile of Phil and his seemingly impossible journey to heal himself.