Indy News Update #3 for April 5, 2012
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Studio 5 sent this in.
The Booker Premiers at Atlanta Film Fest, Up for Online Sales.
Atlanta based Beast OA Films premiered it’s latest documentary, ‘The Booker’, at the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival this past week to solid crowds and good reviews. Immediately following the premier, the film went on sale at the Beast OA Films website.
“We were really excited about the turnout and response to our movie at the fest and now that we’ve had our world premier we felt it was time to open this film up for people who aren’t your typical film fest audience.” said the films director Michael Perkins.
The Booker follows Steve Scarborough as he takes Platinum Championship Wrestling from idea to reality. Shot over the course of 4 years, we see his wrestling school grow into a wrestling promotion, from working in the back room of a theater space with 4 students to holding a show at a 2,500 seat arena. Through false starts, dealing with shady promoters, and trying to get his philosophy of pro wrestling out into the mainstream, Steve finds out just what it takes to be a pro wrestling booker.
“There are quite a few documentaries out there about indie pro wrestling, and there are some good ones, but we went a different direction with this movie, following one man’s journey, one man’s struggles in the indie scene,” said Perkins. “This is a much more personal film, a more in depth look at what it really takes to be a successful booker in the wrestling business.”
The film is available on DVD at www.BeastOAFilms.com and is priced at $18. For more information or high res photos, please contact Beast OA Films via the information below.
Beast OA Films is an Atlanta based documentary company. In business since 2003, they have produced films ranging in subject from musical improvisers (“On the Fly”) to supercross teams (“The Highest Level”) to universal pre-k programs (“First Come, First Served”). The entirety 2010 was spent on a commissioned 10 episode doc series, “The Superbike Family,” which aired in early 2011 on HD Theater. Beast OA is currently touring “The Booker” at film festivals around the country and is in production on “I Work With The Dead,” a film about people who work with cadavers daily.
Wrestleview’s Josh Boutwell sent this in.
Southern Wrestling Alliance
April 28, 2012
The Southern Wrestling Alliance (SWA) makes it’s way back to Crestview, FL on April 28, 2012 for a big event featuring former WWE star Hurricane Helms as well as WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob! Hurricane will go one-on-one with the “21st Century Human Highlight Film” himself Scotty Rayz in what should be a crazy, high flying Main Event. Also, WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob teams up with his son Steve Armstrong to face the monster “Scarface” Waylon Barley & his partner David Prime in a big tag match.
In what could be a show match former ROH star “BTY” Hoss Bryant will face off against Joe Milo & Rex Andrews in a 3-Way Dance! The Queen of the Gulf Coast will be on the line when Mackenzie York faces off against the gorgeous Busti Becki. Pitbull & The Beast of Hulk Hogan’s Micro Wrestling Federation will also be in action in a special Midgets Match. There will also be a Falls Count Anywhere Match and stars like Mr. Fantasy, Donnie B, Dan Delicious, The Cali Kid, Mike Steele, Doug PItt, Zane Stevens, Justin Overstreet, & Ryan Mills will be in action. The scheduled card is below.
1) 3-Way Dance: “BTY” Hoss Bryant vs. “Ace of Spades” Rex Andrews vs. Joe Milo
2) Queen Of The Gulf Coast: Mackenzie York vs. “Busti” Becki Kennedi
3) Minis Match: The Beast vs. Pitbull
4) Falls Count Anywhere Match: “The Feature” Carlos D’Angelo vs. Nick Virtue
5) “Bullet” Bob Armstrong & Steve Armstrong vs. “Scarface” Waylon Barley & David Prime w/Dandy Jack
6) Hurricane Helms vs. “The Sin City Saint” Scotty Rayz w/Eddie G
*Also, appearing: “Every Womans Dream” Mr. Fantasy, “Pretty Boy” Donnie B, Dan Delicious, The Cali Kid, Mike Steele, “The Last King of Wrestling” Doug Pitt, Zane Stevens, Justin Overstreet, “Big Dog” Ryan Mills, and more.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Belltime at 8:00 PM
Age 12 & up: $10
Age 6-11: $8
kids 5 & under are free with a paid adult
Crestview National Guard Armory
1602 E. James Lee Blvd. (US Highway 90 East)
Also, that weekend the SWA is holding a Wrestling Seminar with Hurricane Helms for wrestlers around the gulf coast area. Several stars from around the Gulf Coast have already signed up but there is still slots open. The cost is $25 to attend the seminar and for more info and to sign up e-mail SWA at firstname.lastname@example.org.