NUTS! The Brinkley Story is a feature length documentary [currently in post-production, directed by Penny Lane] which tells the amazing true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America using goat testicles and a million watt radio station.After that, the story only gets weirder…

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Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America.

Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; invents junk mail, the infomercial, the sound-truck and Border Radio; hosts some epic parties; and annoys the heck out of the establishment, until finally his audacious actions force the federal government to create regulations to stop him.

How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS!

Here are a whole bunch more stills from NUTS! The Brinkley Story.



DIRECTED BY: Penny Lane
WRITTEN BY: Thom Stylinski
PRODUCED BY: Penny Lane, Caitlin Mae Burke
ILLUSTRATED & ANIMATED BY: Drew Christie, Hazel Lee Santino, Michael Pisano & others to be announced!
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Joseph Victorine, Mark & Angela Walley
SOUND DESIGN: Jesse Stiles
TITLE DESIGN: Hallie Kohler
ARCHIVAL RESEARCH: Penny Lane, Rich Remsberg, Brian L. Frye
POSTER DESIGN: Hazel Lee Santino

WITH SUPPORT FROM: Creative Capital, TFI Documentary Fund (Tribeca Film Institute), Colgate University Research Council

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