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Canberra Film: The Young & The Wrestlers – coming to Dendy

johnboy 13 November 2008 22

[First filed: October 28, 2008 @ 09:44
Second filing: October 29, 2008 @ 13:56]

Local film maker Dave Farrell’s latest project is a look at the strange underground world of wrestling in Canberra.

This from his website:

    “The Young & The Wrestlers” is a Documentary following a group of Canberrans who share a common hobby: Professional Wrestling!

    The feature length film will document a six month period as the members of the Pro Wrestling Alliance deal with their lives and each other in the lead up to the biggest show of the year ‘Clash in the Capital.’

It’s premiering on 20 November at Dendy at 18.30, tickets on sale now ($15).

Here’s a trailer:

UPDATED: We now have two double passes available for the 20 November screening at 6.30pm. The first two premium members to contact us asking for the tickets will get their name(+1) on the door.

The movie now also has a Facebook fan page if you’re inclined to show your support.

Another Update: Due to popular demand a second show has been added at 9.30.

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22 Responses to Canberra Film: The Young & The Wrestlers – coming to Dendy
hk0reduck hk0reduck 9:32 pm 20 Nov 08

Just got back from the WORLD PREMIERE.

This awesome website “RiotAct.Com” got a shout-out in the credits. Too bad for 🙁

Good movie, I will download it if he does some digital distribution : – )

dingo84 dingo84 12:54 am 12 Nov 08

Danman said :

Probably was not fake blood – I cant view vids @ work – but people suffer for their art every day.

Just the other week I chipped my elbow on a night shoot… It comes with the territory.

That is so hardcore….

Smackbang Smackbang 8:29 pm 11 Nov 08

In what sense is this *Professional* Wrestling?

It looks anything but.

Granny Granny 10:50 am 31 Oct 08

poptop said :

‘the Boy who would not eat his vegetables’

Sounds like a working title for the next Hollywood blockbuster ….


poptop poptop 10:19 am 31 Oct 08

LOL – I remember Luke as ‘the Boy who would not eat his vegetables’.

It’s nice to know I can again use him as a warning to other boys.

emmy-lou emmy-lou 3:08 pm 29 Oct 08

Lightening Luke was one of those that went to Canada. Went to college with him – had no idea what on earth it was that he did on the weekends until after college.

randomguy_1 randomguy_1 12:36 pm 29 Oct 08

Fake blood? HAHAHA good one…

These guys do what you see at there own risk, I’m mates with one of the younger dudes who just got back from Canada and was training 5 days a week for several months with the former WWE head trainer Lance Storm.

Don’t get me wrong UFC is great but they are 2 different types of entertainment.

Should check PWA out one day you would be suprised…

shiny flu shiny flu 11:03 pm 28 Oct 08

A tip for Farrell Films: get acquainted with an audio engineer (or a low/high pass filter), the first interview part was almost as painful as one of those body slams.

Granny Granny 10:51 pm 28 Oct 08

I’ll just have to take your word for it, emmy-lou!

: )

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 9:15 pm 28 Oct 08

I agree emmy, a mate of mine used to be involved with this untill he went on to pursuing his UFC dream. It’s just like watching a stage show – you know it’s not real, but it’s just a hell of a lot of fun.

Although, I may have been under the influence when I was watching, too…

emmy-lou emmy-lou 1:55 pm 28 Oct 08

You’d be surprised at how good their shows actually are. I’ve got a friend who does it, went to see a show not expecting to enjoy it much, but I loved every minute of it.

And Granny, the girls are just as bad as the boys!

Granny Granny 12:50 pm 28 Oct 08

Danman, it was completely gross and disgusting!

Danman Danman 12:36 pm 28 Oct 08

Probably was not fake blood – I cant view vids @ work – but people suffer for their art every day.

Just the other week I chipped my elbow on a night shoot… It comes with the territory.

Jazz Jazz 12:30 pm 28 Oct 08

other than each other perhaps danman. not convinced that was fake blood

Danman Danman 12:03 pm 28 Oct 08

They aren’t harming anyone – and at least they are not jacking your car so leave em alone.

blingblingbears blingblingbears 11:40 am 28 Oct 08

what a bunch of bogans… UFC is much more dignified!

Clutch_Cable Clutch_Cable 11:32 am 28 Oct 08


Wrestling in Canberra huh?

I will definately check this out.


AngryHenry AngryHenry 11:09 am 28 Oct 08

These blokes are the most wonderful bunch of freaks around. If you haven’t seen one of their shows I highly recommend it!!! I just hope the fillum does them justice.

fhakk fhakk 11:07 am 28 Oct 08

I LOL’d. That could be incredibly funny.

Tracker Tracker 10:40 am 28 Oct 08

Cool idea, great opportunity for a solid expose of a local sub-culture. That trailer wasn’t very impressive though.

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