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The Adventures of Food Boy

The Adventures of Food Boy is a 2008 independent comedy film directed by Dane Cannon. It is based on the 2007 short film Food Boy.[1] It stars Lucas Grabeel in his first lead role as Ezra Chase, who becomes a superhero known as "Food Boy".[2][3][4] Brittany Curran plays the lead female role of Shelby.

The Adventures of Food Boy
The Adventures of Food Boy.jpg
Promotional release poster
Directed by Dane Cannon
Produced by Marc Mangum
Sam Mangum
Melissa Brady
Written by Marc Mangum
Starring Lucas Grabeel
Brittany Curran
Ryne Sanborn
Noah Bastian
Joyce Cohen
Cinematography Ryan Cannon
Edited by Sam Mangum
Distributed by Cold Spark Films
Release date
  • August 22, 2008 (2008-08-22)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The film was filmed in Utah at Timpview High School during summer 2007.[5] An early teaser trailer of The Adventures of Food Boy was posted on the Internet in November 2007.[6]

The Adventures of Food Boy premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2008 where it won the award for "Best Family Film".[7] It saw a limited theatrical release in the United States on August 22, 2008, and saw a DVD release on October 7, 2008.



The Adventures of Food Boy takes a different approach to the superhero genre. The story centers around a teenage boy who discovers he has the superpower to generate food out of his hands.

Ezra Chase (Lucas Grabeel) is a top high school student who is determined to make his life extraordinary. He is usually challenged into eating disgusting things and manages to eat them without hassle. However, his goals get more complicated when food spontaneously begins shooting from his hands at inconvenient times. Chaos usually ensues.

After discovering that he has this "gift" (which only a few people possess), Ezra starts to use it to improve his status at school. Ezra's friends Shelby (Brittany Curran), Joel (Kunal Sharma) and Dylan (Jeff Braine) also start to get more popular. But as this new superpower begins to take over his life, Ezra has to learn how best to use it. He eventually is forced to decide if he agrees with his grandmother (Joyce Cohen) in saying, "Not all superheroes fight crime".[8]



  1. ^ "Cold Spark Films website". Cold Spark Films. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  2. ^ Keck, William (2007-08-15). "Premiere is 'Musical' To Their Ears". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  3. ^ "The Stars of 'High School Musical 2' Hit the High Notes". New York Post. 2007-11-20. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  4. ^ McKay, Gretchen (2007-08-12). "Having Fun with Lucas Grabeel and 'HSM2'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  5. ^ "Film Production Chart (July 27, 2007)". Variety. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  6. ^ "Teaser Preview Clip Posted for new Grabeel Movie". (Springfield, MO). 2007-11-02. Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  7. ^ "Newport Festival Announces Award Winners". OC Register. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  8. ^ "'About' the Movie on its official website". Cold Spark Films and Ezra Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2008-01-18.

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