Golden Arm

Golden Arm

Imagine a badass world where women are beautiful badass beings who arm wrestle for money. And they love it! This is not a world familiar to our hero Melanie. She’s a baker in a small town, struggling with debt and a major case of the blahs caused by her failed marriage. When her ex demands half her grandmother’s bakery in their divorce, Melanie has no other choice but to take her best friend Danny’s advice -- to train for the Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship and its prize of $15,000. Sounds crazy, right? So crazy, it just might work if Melanie can toughen up and take down the reigning champ, a complete hulk who is also Danny’s arch nemesis, Brenda “The Bonecrusher” Smith!

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Maureen Bharoocha




Director: Maureen Bharoocha
Executive Producer: Russell Wayne Groves, Ann Marie Allison, Jenna Milly, Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky
Producer: Geeta Bajaj
Screenwriter: Ann Marie Allison, Jenna Milly
Cinematographer: Christopher Messina
Editor: Grant McFadden
Production Designer: Wendy Samuels
Sound Designer: Daniel Douglass
Music: Hannah Parrott
Principal Cast: Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro, Olivia Stambouliah, Eugene Cordero, Aparna Nancherla, Dawn Luebbe, Ron Funches, Ahmed Bharoocha, Dot-Marie Jones, Kate Flannery


Public Film Contact
Geeta Bajaj
Golden Arm LLC
Publicity Contact
Stephanie Davidson
Sales Agent
Amy Beecroft, Ross Putman - Verve
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90 mins