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GLEN VS. RASSLERS

Here’s a quick #TBT clip from 2013, where I was raising funds for my pro-rasslin’ short film, SAVING FACE, by having real-life rasslers toss me around the ring.

The clips were individually released as we hit specific fundraising goals. Ultimately, we reached our target of $2,000 and completed one of IndieGoGo’s most sadistic campaigns ever. 👍👍

WHITE SAVIOR

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We shot Friday morning and I spent my weekend slumped over a laptop (I have very poor posture) and I’m pretty dang happy with the result.

The film is a commentary on the state of being “woke” (ie. socially conscious) in today’s society, and how certain people, or brands, can easily claim woke-ness in the public’s eye, but their motivations are actually kinda slimy and self-serving.

To an extent, I see this in myself, and I hate it. There’s tons of organizations whose beliefs I am fully behind and I’ve never given them anything more than a Like on Facebook.

I hope this film can inspire people, myself included, to actually do something to help a cause / organization that they believe in. And no, holding a door doesn’t count.

And no, holding the door doesn’t count.

Written, directed & edited by myself, shot by Byron Kutchera (demo reel), featuring Dave Martineau & Naomi-Joy Blackhall.

Thanks for watching, yo. 🏄

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SPACE MONKEY ORIGINS

In the name of science, the Canadian Space Agency sent thousands of chimpanzees on ill-fated voyages to the stars. Not even science could explain what happened next…

This project was the most fun I’ve ever had making films. Honestly, if I could pair up with awesome pro-wrestlers to make kickass origin stories for the rest of my life, I would be a very happy man.

Growing up, my dream was to become a professional wrestler, so working together with Space Monkey, a wrestler whose work I legitimately love, has been a tremendous privilege for this lifelong rasslin’ fan.

Please enjoy. ❤

https://youtu.be/aL60b4zxxtg

Stills courtesy of Britt Edwards:

CAST
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The Scientist – Dan Sanderson
Voiceover – Jake Thurgood

CREW:
Glen Matthews – Writer / Director / Editor
Mark Corless – Director of Photography
Steve Cutler – Assistant Director / Steadycam Op.
Adam T. Burke – Audio Technician
Petra O’Toole – Production Assistant
Britt Edwards – Set Stills
Brendan Henry – Visual Composition
Nathan Boone – Assistant Editor
Alina Sechkin – Pixel Art
Werner Mueck – Space Monkey Illustration
Featuring “Horse Blood” by Judge Bitch
& Original Score by Jason O’Brien
Thanks to Adam Massey, Tim Corrigan, Matt Sutherland, Landon Morris & Eric Konecne

SPACE MONKEY RELEASE DATE

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Grab that calendar off the wall and mark the date: Monday, April 24th will see the launch of my next film, SPACE MONKEY: ORIGINS!

I’ve been watching wrestling my entire life, and the biggest thing that I miss in today’s programming is the total lack of vignettes (short videos to hype a wrestler’s upcoming debut). In my opinion, it’s in these short videos that the audience really begins to understand and tap into what a character is all about.

When I moved to Toronto at the end of 2015, my first order of business was to take in a pro-wrestling show. It was at this show that I first saw Space Monkey wrestle. I was instantly enamoured with his insane gimmick and amazed by how well he married that with his fighting style.

It was love at first sight ( ❤ ) and the wheels in my head started turning immediately.

I approached him with the idea to film a character vignette that transitions into a highlight reel, and that is exactly what we’re releasing on April 10th. I hope I can do my part in helping you all also fall in love with the Space Monkey.

In the interest of educating the non-wrestling fans out there, here are a few of my all-time favourite vignettes from the wacky world of professional wrasslin’:

Mr. Perfect shows off his ridiculously perfect athleticism.

Here we see Ted Dibiase (AKA The Million Dollar Man) purchasing an entire public pool so that he can kick out all of the children (what a bastard).

I have no idea what is going on here, but I love it.

Last but certainly not least, The Mountie instructs some filthy American which direction the USA is.

That’s it, that’s all, folks. We worked our asses off on this one, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

PS. It’s one year today since my last audition. So far so good, y’all. ❤