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The Ragman - A Hobo's Story Untold

This character-driven film tells the untold tale of The Ragman - the storyteller, the vagabond, but most importantly the songwriter, willing to unearth an entire lyrical catalog of his documented past.
A collaboration of professional musicians and record producers ensues with one sole purpose: to bring to life the spirit known as The Ragman.

  • Cy Dodson
    My Last Breath (2014)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    United States
    April 15, 2017
    North American
    Jury Award - Shorts Competition
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach
    April 21, 2017
  • Duluth Superiour Film Festival
    United States
    June 2, 2017
  • Square Lake Film and Music Festival
    Square Lake
    United States
    August 5, 2017
  • Iowa Independant Film Festival
    Mason City
    United States
    August 19, 2017
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • South Dakota Film Festival
    United States
    September 23, 2017
    Jury Award Excellence In Filmmaking
  • Highway 61 Film Festival
    Rush City
    United States
    October 7, 2017
    Second Place- Documentary
  • Flyway Film Festival
    United States
    October 21, 2017
  • Big Water Film Festival
    United States
    November 11, 2017
    Best Documentary
Director Biography - Cy Dodson

Cy Dodson has been in the storytelling business for over two decades. The Ragman- A Hobo’s Story Untold is Cy’s sophomore directorial release. In 2014 Cy completed My Last Breath which screened at several film festivals and also won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for Best Documentary. My Last Breath is also in rotation on Twin Cities Public Television through 2018.

In 2006, Cy created his company Triumph Pictures, LLC, incorporating his passion of storytelling with documentary style digital marketing and content branding. Cy keeps busy with his vast array of Minnesota-based and national clients including McDonald’s, US Army, NATO, and Andersen Windows and Doors. He’s also traveled the globe producing television shows for such networks as History, Discovery Channel, and the Travel Channel.

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Director Statement

Directing The Ragman - A Hobo's Story Untold, I was able to combine two of my passions, music and film into one project. We have a recently release full-length LP featuring music from the film which we are performing in conjunction with our film release. I am part of the musical performance of The Ragman Project, bringing music from film to life for our audiences in a live setting.