It’s not always the size of the dream that matters, but the passion behind it. Some people aspire to riches, others want to change the world, while some people want to turn a farm animal into the mascot for a team in the NFL. And the forthcoming semi-improvised “Sweaty Betty,” premiering at SXSW, tells that story.
Written and directed by Joe Frank and Zack Reed, the film follows a family who want to turn their 1000 pound pig, Charlotte, into the Washington Redskins team mascot, and then intersects with the tale of two teenage, single fathers. “Everything in this movie happened, more or less. The Rich family really tried to turn their pet pig into the Washington Redskins’ mascot. Rico and Scooby are truly teenage single fathers and best friends,” the filmmakers said in a statement. “Some of the events in this movie were staged, but everything was based on reality. I’ll go as far as to say that this film straddles the line between documentary and fiction harder than Paul Revere straddling that horse on a cold mid-night.” But the playful spirit of the movie feels nothing less than authentic in this trash-talking clip.
“Sweaty Betty” will premiere at SXSW on Sunday, March 15th at the Alamo Ritz. Watch below.