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Vegan Family Style- Reviews May I Be Frank

This film is not for the faint of heart. Frank is a passionate man. He is not afraid to share his emotions with the world. He has a mouth that made me blush and yep… I saw all of Frank. That was a shocker. But that said I walked away inspired. Watching Frank work through [...]

San Rafael Patch Review

Serendipity leads to transformation. On the day, three-and-a-half years ago, that Frank Ferrante wandered into Café Gratitude on Ninth Avenue and Irving Street in San Francisco, he was 54 years old and weighed 287 pounds. Depressed and lonely, Frank was a recovering drug and alcohol addict. He had a lousy relationship with his ex-wife and [...]

Las Vegas screening review

I took my family (wife and son) to see the documentary ‘May I Be Frank’ Last night. To those that did not attend the event or read the reviews I thought you would like to read my short review. I’m definitely a documentary connoisseur, and this one is now at the top of my list [...]

Bay Area Reporter

Bay Area Reporter, Oct. 14, 2010. Brace yourselves for a “feel good” doc that earns its good vibrations. This is the hard-to-believe, heartfelt story of how a grotesquely overweight, multiple-addicted, divorced, 54-year-old, born-in-Brooklyn wreck of a guy finds salvation at a SF vegan restaurant under the watchful eyes of four 20something sweethearts: Conor Gaffney, Gregg [...]

May I Be Frank in Mission Local

Nothing in Frank Ferrante’s slim frame, mane of graying hair and relaxed manner, allude to his former colossal dimensions. Instead, he looks like any other health conscious diner as he sits down at the vegan restaurant Cafe Gratitude on Harrison street. But four years ago, the 54-year-old carpenter from Brooklyn, was an unlikely candidate to [...]

May I Be Frank in The Sun Journal

FARMINGTON — “May I Be Frank,” an independent film about sex, drugs and the essence of the human condition and what it truly means to fall in love again, will be shown Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at the University of Maine at Farmington. The film documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante, a 54-year-old Sicilian [...]

May I Be Frank in the New York Times

¶“May I Be Frank,” by Cary Mosier, Ryland Engelhart, Conor Gaffney and Gregg Marks, at S.F. DocFest. This film came about by accident: when Frank Ferrante, a depressed and overweight New Yorker, ate at Café Gratitude, a feel-good vegan and raw food restaurant, he did not imagine the effect that meal would have on his life. [...]

Michael Beckwith of Agape

Thank you to Agape for their support of May I Be Frank.

Jason Mraz in the studio for MIBF

We had the opportunity to film Jason Mraz perform “what would love do?” in his home studio. Jason has become a buddy of ours and has helped us support all things heart opening. We thank him for his time and contribution to the film with the title song.

The Manor House School Fundraising

MAY I BE FRANK helps raise money for a new school in Cape Cod, offering breakthrough education for children with Autism! It was an amazing SOLD OUT show in Cape Cod that helped raise money for The Manor House School of Cape Cod! Thanks to Thom, Susan, Steve and of course the boy who inspires [...]