Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
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 mayibefrankmovie.com 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!
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Amazing story, truly inspiring!! Stef - Houston, TX
Dawn M. from Pleasant Valley, NY
Allison Mendoza, Miami, FL
I am SO excited to see this!!!
Katharine in Oakland, CA
Just back from a month in India, catching up on what I missed. I met Frank Ferrante at my local raw food meetup, and a showing of "May I be Frank?" I am also from Brooklyn, and when I met Frank, felt like I was seeing an old friend from back home. Seeing how Cafe Gratitude and the people there helped Frank, I was stunned to return home to the news that Cafe Gratitude is closing/selling all it's Northern California locations due to law suits. My whole local raw community is in shock over this. I got back last night, and the first thing I was looking forward to doing was going to Cafe Gratitude, which I will do tomorrow. Just wanted to let people know.
Hey- I went through RFR withdrawal! So glad to be back!!!
Michele Hoben, Washington DC
Crystal Tucker, Waterford, MI
Shaina from Pennsylvania!
Jo from Southern Arizona
I should be receiving my copy any day now..can't wait!
I was so fortunate to see the Facebook message and like something and have the chance to see this movie, for free, even!
I'm struggling with my own addiction to food, and being raw, and being ... well, human. The opportunity to see this movie came along at just the right time. What a blessing.
Frank - (if you are reading this) bless your heart. Thank you for going along with that experiment at Cafe Gratitude with those three guys, and thank you for allowing it to be filmed, and thank you for sharing your experiences with I hope a very big audience.
Rae here from Brisbane Australia.
I have been raw for a whil now but am still struggling with my "head"
Frank you are an inspiration