Ramblin' Freak

Ramblin' Freak

In the wake of a devastating personal tragedy, struggling would-be filmmaker Parker Smith decides to take a road-trip across America. Intending to make a "lo-fi" documentary about his journey he purchases a decade old camera off of eBay, and is surprised to discover that it holds a long forgotten video tape containing strange home video footage of the notorious bodybuilder Gregg Valentino, a/k/a 'The Man Whose Arms Exploded'. Convinced that Valentino’s odd tape found its way into his hands for some important existential reason, Parker sets off from Austin, Texas to New York to find the fading bodybuilder armed with only his beloved cat, two cameras and a minivan.

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Runtime: 91 mins

Parker Smith

Director Bio

Parker Smith is a three-time film school dropout who was lured to Texas by the promise of an independent film community. Selling tacos to fund his projects, he learned his documentary style making videos for local Austin bands. His two great loves, outside of cinema, are the open road and his cat. He hopes to live his life in service of all three.



Director:  Parker Smith
Executive Producer:  Ralph Zipper
Producer:  Glen Zipper, Kate Logan, Sean Stuart
Cinematographer: Parker Smith
Editor: Parker Smith
Music: Sion Dey
Principal Cast: Parker Smith, Gregg Valentino
Additional Credits: Co-Executive Producer: Darrin Roberts


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