Flyerman


Documentary directed by Jeff Stephenson and Jason Tan

Choice Quote: “I am not just a small-time photographer, I am the Flyerman!”

Flyerman tells the story of Mark Vistorino, a guy who, for a living, hands out flyers with all the balls-out conviction of a huge movie star or some kind of rare surgeon. His light-up jackets, party lifestyle and bizarre Flyerman dance are designed to surround him with an air of celebrity, but inevitably weave a life of increased isolation.

Filmmakers Jeff Stephenson and Jason Tan follow Vistorino on a five-year journey which includes deaths of friends and family members, his fortieth birthday, ridiculous PR trips to Barbados—all filtered through the Flyerman’s attempts at being accepted for something more than he deserves. Interviews with his immediate family add valuable subtext, but what makes the film truly work is the sincerity of Vistorinio as Flyerman, whose infectious, smokescreen of a persona often generates awestruck reactions from the general public, shifting from intrigue to pity once the truth is revealed.

The DVD provides an insightful commentary from directors and subject, as well as nine deleted scenes adding further layers to the complex psyche of the Flyerman.

— Colin Browne

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