For the past 20 years, self-taught animal trainer, Samantha Martin, trained pets in her home to perform tricks and amazing feats. Now, at the age of 42, armed with high hopes, a dream, and a full cast of high maintenance “Acro-Cats”, Samantha trades her day job for the open road and sets off on tour with America's first traveling cat circus. With a broken down RV brimming with kitty litter, sparkling sets, and dozens of cats trained to dazzle, Martin visits cities small and large, to build circus buzz, in hopes of achieving stardom.
As mounting debt, the instability of the road, and a moody troupe of circus cats threaten to capsize her, Samantha must fight for the life she always dreamed of. Reaching for circus stardom in a viral video world, the stakes are high in this exploration of the American dream, human-animal relationships, internet fame, cult status, and the cost of following one's dreams. Filmed over 5+ years, Samantha's Amazing Acrocats chronicles one woman's quest to make it to the top on her own terms, or at least survive- asking if it’s ever too late to start over.