Restrung is an American-Canadian independent documentary film directed, shot, and edited by Mike Enns and produced by Enns and Randy Fullmer. The film chronicles Fullmer's life and career from making guitars at a young age, to work on Disney animated films such as The Emperor's New Groove, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Lion King, to ultimately resigning from the company and establishing a guitar-making business. The film made its world premiere on July 1, 2014.

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Film poster
Directed byMike Enns
Produced byRandy Fullmer
Mike Enns
StarringRandy Fullmer
Abraham Laboriel
James Lomenzo
Narrated byRandy Fullmer
Music byRandy Fullmer
Mark Lalama
Drew Williams
CinematographyMike Enns
Mark Kalassen
Edited byMike Enns
Enns Visuals
Distributed byVHX.TV
Release date
  • June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19) (Niagara Integrated Film Festival)
  • July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$100,000 (Canadian dollars)
$75,377.83 (adjusted)


As quoted on the official website:

He had always considered making guitars a passion, not an occupation. In 2007, Randy Fullmer, an ordinary guy with a cat, decided to turn his lifelong hobby into a full-out obsession.

To launch his adventure he did what anyone else would do — he quit his high paying dream job at Disney, leaving behind a successful 20-year career of creating major motion pictures such as Chicken Little and The Emperor's New Groove. It seemed to make so much sense at the time! With Disney in the rear-view, he launched his self-proclaimed "Mad Plan", crafting small-batch bass guitars full-time.

From a beginner's electrifying success to near break-down, this is a beautiful, honest and inspirational portrait of a passionate craftsperson who walked headlong into a foolhardy dream ... a true tale of a life unwound and restrung.



  • RGB Emerging Artists Award - Niagaria Integrated Film Festival

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