Wherever There’s A Ramp
After contracting viral encephalitis out of the blue, Drew Pult was left paralyzed from the waist down. With his entire world turned upside down, he decided to make light of a bad situation and get started on the comedy circuit.
Follow the man and his wheelchair up ramps and down to the bar as we document his climb from the open mic circuit of the San Francisco Bay Area to the bustling venues of Los Angeles. It takes a lot of balls to make it in this line of work and a lot of friends. We explore a community of comedic hopefuls, pirate radio broadcasts, handicapped parking spaces, and different perspectives of life. They all come together, expressed through irony, jokes, and the ability to make people laugh.
Sometimes laughter is the best medicine…even when that means laughing at a cripple.
While shooting, we ran into a story and a community that was larger and more interesting than we anticipated. We really wanted to refine the look and feel of our documentary, and go on to tell a compelling and well thought out story beyond our original ambitions. Unfortunately, we didn’t make our funding goal and were unable to raise enough money to complete the documentary. The documentary has been put on permanent hiatus while we focus our efforts on other projects.