The Official Beauty Day Production Blog

Before there was Tom Green...before there was Jackass...there was Ralph Zavadil. His cable access television show, The Cap'n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, creating a small but loyal cult following. Each week, Ralph performed a series of idiotic and occasionally dangerous stunts, challenging the sensibilities of a small Southern Ontario audience for 5 seasons. With the advent of the internet and reality television only years away, his unique brand of gross-out stunt comedy was truly ahead of its time.

All it took was a broken neck for him to get noticed.

Hello, and welcome to the official production blog for Beauty Day, a feature documentary film directed by Jay Cheel. Here you'll find all of the current information, shooting updates and ramblings related to the project, along with some discussion about the various influences and inspirations behind the project.

Stay tuned!


  1. This sounds like an entertaining and possibly moving character study documentary. Those are the kinds I usually prefer so good luck with Production!

  2. hey where can this documentary be purchased/viewed/downloaded , i loved captain video. awesome