A film about wrestling and stuff

Is anyone still out there?
by Lucha Lucy

So, It’s been quite a while since I’ve last updated LuchaLucy.com, and I’m really sorry for that. Life happens, things get in the way. But we’re on the verge of a new year, and just over a month into LuchaLucy.com‘s third birthday! That means it’s time to get back on track.

While I’ve been gone, I took a Film Production class at my community college; we were given an optional assignment to film a movie that evokes an emotion and/or feeling. I chose to film my nephew Ethan doing something he does everyday – pretend he’s a WWE champion. 

I love wrestling and Ethan loves wrestling. It’s pretty special to us (or maybe it’s just special to me that we both love it). It’s something we can enjoy together. The match he reenacts in the film (John Cena vs. Batista, Wrestlemania 26) is pretty special to us too. We were there for it; it was our first Wrestlemania. 

Ethan wrestles against that Big Show teddy bear all the time, he has for years now. And he dresses his part too – if he’s pretending to be John Cena, he matches his clothing, he puts on a baseball cap, and YouTubes “My Time is Now” for his entrance… he’s very thorough in his pretending. 

And he loves doing it. He loves pretending he’s a champion, he loves putting on his little matches. 

When we went to Wrestlemania 26, he was only five years old. He’s eight years old now. He won’t always love wrestling with his teddy bear, in fact, he may give it all up tomorrow. It’s hard growing up a wrestling fan, when everyone else around you grows out of it. I want him to be proud of being so passionate about something, even if it won’t last forever.

Wrestling may not always make him happy, but it makes him happy right now.

My hope was that this film would evoke feelings of happiness, nostalgia, triumph, innocence, and hope. I think it did a pretty good job of that for my class, and I’m glad I was able to accomplish that, but really, I hope that someday Ethan will look back at his film and remember how much he loved wrestling and how happy it made him (or still makes him). Whichever. 

Champion is a short film about a young boy named Ethan who loves wrestling and dreams of becoming a WWE champion, like his favorite wrestler John Cena. A student film directed by Lucinda Perez


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