Stand by for a behind the scenes journey through one of Australia’s longest surviving and most loved subcultures; the eccentric world of Australian pro wrestling. Get up close and personal with three contemporary gladiators and witness all the drama as they attempt to be crowned Australia’s “King of the Heap”.
Big Men, Bigger Dreams not only follows this epic struggle, it also gets you behind the tough façade to reveal a world full of charm and humor. Meet the supportive partners, anxious parents and crazed fans, discover the wrestler’s secret training techniques and learn about the finer points of choosing the right costume. In the words of Mr Damage: “It’s just like a violent Hamlet!”.
Nominated for "Best Documentary" at Australia's prestigious Dendy Awards and "Best Sound" at the AFI's (Australia's Oscars), Bid Men, Bigger Dreams has been hailed by the critics:
"Gets behind the tough facade to reveal a world full of charm and humour" - INSIDE FILM
"Big Men, Bigger Dreams is a great documentary." - WHO WEEKLY
"A unique documentary that provides a deeply insightful look at this often bitchy world" - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"It’s Spinal Tap meets Gladiator!" - IVOR GOH
"Few productions could thread the collision of self-proclaimed boss, laid back contender and obsessive
wannabe so artfully." - THE BULLETIN
"Great fun to watch!" - THE AGE
To help celebrate BMBD's tenth anniversary , the film is now being released through Vimeo on Demand.