After stumbling across Zoomer’s Treasures on a US road trip, UK director Sam Huntley returned to rural Kansas to capture the life of its colourful owner Mary DeBoutez Zellmer-Fenoglio, or “Zoomer” to her friends. Sam shares the challenges of the self-financing, self-shooting, debut documentary feature on the show this week.

Zoomer (2010)

Zoomer is about the life of Mary DeBoutez Zellmer-Fenoglio [or “Zoomer” as she is known to her friends], the eccentric and charismatic owner of Zoomer’s Treasures, a junk lovers paradise and somewhat unlikely local landmark that stands by the side of Highway 171 in rural Kansas, USA.

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