Frenchie



Project Description

Frenchie is the heart and soul of his gym in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 72-year-old bodybuilder has been running the place for 36 years, with loads of weathered snapshots on the wall to prove it -- Speedos, oily muscles, the whole deal. "Wow! This place is old!" is a typical comment for a new visitor, Frenchie says. "Some people today, they want to go to [a] fancy place. There's plenty of places around, but -- people like the way it is. It got character!" Frenchie's Gym isn't 24 Hour Fitness, that's for sure. "The neighborhood keeps changing," the filmmakers write on Vimeo, "but Frenchie's not going anywhere." 

Additional Credits

Music:
"The Soul of a Village Part II" Joe Zawinul
"Sprinkle Wet Toes" Dustin Wong
"Grapefruit" Arp
"Mother's Love" Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou