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FMTV - May I Be Frank

May I Be Frank

Runtime: 1h 37m | Release date: 2010

This film features: Frank Ferrante, Ryland Engelhart.

Language Warning: Please be aware that some of the language used in this film is considered to go beyond the polite conversation we like to use here at FMTV. Please watch at your own discretion.

Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco. A lover of life, great food and a good laugh, Frank is also a drug addict, morbidly obese, pre-diabetic, and fighting Hepatitis C. He’s estranged from his daughter, single, and struggling with depression. Frank knows that life can be better than this, and is looking for a way out.

'May I Be Frank' documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante’s life. He unknowingly stumbles into a local restaurant in San Francisco, Café Gratitude, a raw, organic and vegan café. As he becomes friends with the staff, he keeps returning to the café where he feels welcomed and free from his collapsing personal life. On one such visit, Frank is asked by Ryland, one of the servers, “What is one thing you want to do before you die?” Frank replies “I want to fall in love one more time, but no one will love me looking the way I do.”

Inspired by the possibility of helping Frank, Ryland invites him to come into the café every day for the next month. Armed with a camera and a wide open heart, Ryland soon enrolls his brother Cary, and Conor, his best friend, to participate in supporting Frank’s transformation. The final agreement is made that for the next 42 days, Frank will turn his life over to three twenty-something young men committed to his healing and prepared to coach him physically, emotionally and spiritually. Frank will eat only raw food, practice gratitude, visit local holistic practitioners, and get a weekly colonic. Ryland, Conor, and Cary get to support and witness Frank’s miraculous transformation. Frank gets a new body, a clearer mind, and most importantly, a soaring spirit.

Over those 42 days, the four men go on the ride of their lives. Setting out to help Frank lose weight and get healthy, no one anticipated the profound impact his journey would have on the lives of countless others. Through Frank’s story of love, redemption, and transformation, the viewers witness the power of change for themselves and the world. 'May I Be Frank' documents the essence of the human condition, and what it truly means to fall in love again.

Frank Ferrante
Matthew Engelhart
Ryland Engelhart
Conor Gaffney
Cary Mosier


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James Fownes | 1 week, 2 days ago
Just a great reminder that our anger is always about us. Frank felt angry at himself but it was manifesting toward his family. If he didn't believe the things they were saying were at least part true, he wouldn't have gotten upset. That's the same for me and you. If someone said to you "Hey, you know, you're a real park bench." You would not get upset because you know it's not true. If someone calls you an ass, and you get upset....well...haha yeah. Great job on the film guys and great job by Frank. Very inspiring.
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Kriss Hoss | 1 week, 4 days ago
Great documentary! Very captivating and honest! I'm health coach myself and passionate vegan - often raw - since 4 years along with practising yoga and spirituality and would like to say that Ryland, Color and Cary did amazing work within that short space of time! Very inspiring! Loved watching Frank transform on all levels! Thank you for being vulnerable Frank! Well done to all of you for this great documentary! Will watch it again!! xx
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 week, 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful feedback, Kriss! Totally agree with you, this is a very powerful and inspiring film, indeed! ♥ ~ Iris
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Carly Schutt | 3 weeks, 6 days ago
loved every minute. What an amazing journey. God Bless that Cafe, the owners and those incredible boys. What hearts!
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Annette Anderson | 3 weeks, 6 days ago
I agree totally. These beautiful men from the cafe, sharing their love. And I think another lesson: if you love yourself, you can *then* pass it on to others.
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Karelle | FMTV | 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback, Carly and Annette! :) ~ Karelle
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Kristen Armand | 3 months ago
Yis it not playing?
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 months ago
Hi Kristen, sorry to hear you are having trouble viewing the film. I tried from my end and it's working fine. Kindly try viewing again using a fresh or different browser like Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox and it should work fine. We also suggest letting the video buffer just a little further before viewing it and to also close other browser tabs and windows that you may have opened as this makes a huge difference. Also, please make sure you have the latest version of Flash running on your computer (free to update here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html) and ensure Java Script is enabled on your browser. If you are using the FMTV app, please try logging out and logging back in and try viewing it again and see if it works this time. We also suggest setting the resolution to the lowest resolution as this often resolves playback issues. You can do that by clicking on the gear icon in the video player and choose the lowest resolution :) Depending on your internet connection and server, this too may have an impact on the playback of our FMTV content. I hope this helps and if you continue to have trouble, please connect with us instantly via our Live Chat assistance: https://lc.chat/now/4458521 - we are here for you 24/7! ;) ~ Iris
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Susan Liska | 5 months ago
What an amazing journey for this man! The movie is very raw, and honest. I couldn't stop watching it. Very very well done by film makers and especially by Frank!
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Karelle | FMTV | 5 months ago
Thank you for this lovely feedback, Susan! ~ Karelle

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