I’m a movie star. Ok let’s not go that far, but I am the focus of an independent film called “The Showman.” It all started about a year and a half ago when a family friend Armin wanted me to be the focus of a short movie he wanted to direct. We started discussing the idea on the fifth floor of my beloved apartment and then it grew from there.
The film started as a gift to wrestling for all the beauty it has provided over the years. I explained the basics of a promo, why it was necessary for me to play a bad guy and why wrestling has provided me such a beautiful outlet to express myself. However, it also led to this being the first time Armin experienced the close-knit and passionate environment that is “independent professional wrestling.”
He took tons of action shots that were dispersed throughout the film. He also wanted me to cheer and get excited, but I can’t get excited on cue, it has to happen more naturally. Additionally, throughout the film, the editor William was able to insert promos from Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and the Ultimate Warrior, based on what I was saying I thought was awesome. I’m so grateful and humbled Armin gave me this avenue to show how much I love wrestling and I’ll always hold him in high regard for that.
Although the film doesn’t just address wrestling, while I was on the train filming, a guy touched me on the shoulder. I said, “Excuse me brother, why did you just touch me?” Apparently, he thought he was being very gallant and knightly. I then proceeded to tell him off. This then led to a five-minute diatribe on how I hate it when people touch me for no reason and I did this right into the camera. I thought this will look interesting because most people “touching praying and calling disabled inspirational is ok, well it’s not IT’s DISGUSTING. Besides this, the film also addresses my desire to start a film and be a dad and also addresses the fact that I don’t really go on dates a lot, because of liking the wrong girl, stereotypes and where I live. Hopefully, this film helps increases my dating stock or maybe I find a girl when the warmer because online dating is so gross…. The film is also a three time award winning the Beyond the Curve Festival in France and winning two awards at the IndieFest in California for Best Short Documentary and Best Disabled Documentary. I’m very proud and humbled that I won I think it was a combination of positivity, flair and great images that got the job done. Regardless, I’m flattered and humbled and we are premiering the documentary in March. I’m thinking on Instagram live. The website can be found here www.showmanfilm.com and the www.showmanfilm.com/festivals awards can be found here. Either way, check out the Showman film in 2021. Much thanks and gratitude go to my director Armin Korsas and my editor William Pritts I love you guys. Cheers to the Showman!!!!