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Professional Wrestling Documentary, The Ballad of Gia and Frankie, Selected By 18 Film Festivals

Documentary will be available for streaming this Winter

Brooklyn, New York – October 22, 2021 — Jambone Pictures is proud to announce that The Ballad of Gia and Frankie, a professional wrestling documentary about an LGBTQ+ wrestler, and their trials and tribulations, has been selected by 18 Global Independent Film Festivals.

This documentary is composed of several home videos, which tell the story of Gia Savitz, a wrestler with aspirations of making it to the “Big Time.” This protagonist is both an antihero and a courageous individual, who has persevered through one obstacle after another. The documentary also uncovers Gia’s strange and hostile encounters with his most bitter rival, Frankie Firestarter. This disturbing saga stretched beyond the wrestling industry and unfolded over a period of 11 months until the mysterious disappearance of Frankie.

J.V. Ambrose, Executive Producer and Director of the documentary, comments: “In late 2019, we uncovered footage unlike anything we had seen before. We felt compelled to tell this story of Gia Savitz, and shed some light on the enormous hurdles that a professional wrestler must overcome to make it in the business. While unconventional, this story and footage is shocking audiences around the world and we hope it will motivate the wrestling industry to become a safer place for wrestlers and fans of any race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.”

Already selected by 18 film festivals, including the Sweden Film Awards, the Global Indie Film Fest, the Couch Film Festival, and the Sonderblu Film Festival, The Ballad of Gia and Frankie is one of the only pro wrestling documentaries in recent memory to receive such recognition for its raw emotion and innovative storytelling. The documentary will be available to the general public this December through a streaming service provider. Learn more about the film and sign up for the latest updates at

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