In a new emotional clip for “TransFatty Lives,” we are introduced to Patrick O’Brien, a DJ and internet personality also known as TransFatty, who lives with ALS in the Maryland suburbs. Described by Indiewire as “a stirring blend of diary film and advocacy, “TransFatty Lives” won the Audience Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
“TransFatty Lives” documents how O’Brien’s decade-long experience with the illness has changed his own outlook on life and the outlook of those who surround him. Despite O’Brien’s worsening condition, the film is surprisingly not downbeat. A deeply personal film directed by O’Brien himself, “TransFatty Lives” wears O’Brien’s vibrant personality on its sleeve.
In the clip above, we watch O’Brien trick or treating with children on Halloween. When asked if he wants chocolate, O’Brien wittily replies, “I want pills,” confirming that his sense of humor remains fully in tact.
“TransFatty Lives” is opening in Los Angeles and On Demand on November 20 and in New York on Christmas Day, courtesy of FilmBuff. Watch the exclusive clip above.