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Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco. A lover of life, great food, beautiful women 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 everyday 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 this 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.


To visit Frank's website, to learn more about the movie and to watch a trailer, go to  And to get a special Double DVD Bonus set which includes the movie and deleted scenes, interview and more, click here.




You know how we LOVE to give things away here at Raw Food Rehab, so how about I offer 3 copies of this newly released Double DVD to our community?! All you need to do is add your name and where you are from into the comments below and I will draw the names of 3 lucky winners next week in a video!

I also want to encourage you to friend Frank and LIKE May I Be Frank on Facebook!


PS - you will want to click STOP FOLLOWING after you leave your comment so you won't receive additional emails from all the other entries. Thanks!

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Michelle Lane, Johnson City TN


Kim Burdick

Fairfield, CT

I am Laurie from Lynbrook, NY and this sounds like a very inspirational story.

Deni here, in Neosho, MO. Way to go Frank!!

I got all teary eyed reading this. How wonderful. What a gift!

Also thank you for gifting 3 copies out!!

I'm Leah Z. and I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Victoria Harris, Johns Island SC 

Simply LOVE Frank!

Jim Marcus

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Go Frank!

Sharon from Tarzana, CA.

Nancy Reed from Allentown, NJ

Debbie, Washington state

Heather Stiltz Apple Valley CA  !

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