Recently the Highspots.com video crew traveled to Manchester, England where they spent three days with the world-renowned wrestling legend known as Dynamite Kid. Their purpose for the trip initially was fairly straight forward – they had traveled to England to conduct the very first video shoot interview of any kind with the reclusive wrestling legend. However after spending that time with Dynamite they knew a normal “shoot interview” would not do justice to this particular individual.
“This man is an enigma, he is probably the most interesting and unique individual we’ve ever sat down with,” said Highspots.com video editor Jake Feuerbach. “They say that in wrestling you meet the best people and the worst people and sometimes it’s the same person. Judging by our time with Dynamite Kid, he is definitely that.”
When the Highspots crew returned from Manchester a new idea began to take shape: produce a full-fledged documentary on Dynamite Kid’s amazing story using the four hours of interview footage conducted with Dynamite himself as well as conducting new interviews with those who knew him during his career. Dynamite Kid is one of wrestling’s most polarizing figures of all time. He is simultaneously idolized by some for his amazing athletic matches and detested by others who accuse him of brutal cruelty outside the ring. We want to talk to people who loved him and those who hated him. We want to talk to people in Calgary where Dynamite got his first taste of stardom. We want to talk to people in Japan where he is revered as one of the most revolutionary pro wrestlers of all time.
Our goal is to produce the definitive documentary on Dynamite Kid’s life and career. We want to tell the story of the man, the performer and his impact on the world of wrestling. The unfortunate reality is that the pro wrestling fan base of today is a relatively small market for an undertaking this big, but it’s a project we feel is worth attempting because his is a story that deserves to be told. For this we have turned to Kickstarter.com, a revolutionary funding platform where projects such as this one are brought to life through the direct financial contributions of others.
With the continued support of our great fans we can make this unbelievable project a reality. Funding for this ends on November 8th and the finished product, should be acquire all the necessary funding, is slated to be released in the first quarter of 2013. We encourage any of the fans who are interested in the possibility of a full-length Dynamite Kid documentary telling the complete story of this truly unique person and performer to visit our Kickstarter.com page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460538362/dynamite-kid-documentary and pledge your financial support for the project.
We have many incentives such as autographed photos, action figures and copies of Dynamite’s autobiography “Pure Dynamite.” This is a project that we desperately want to bring to life and to do that we need YOUR support!
Please visit our Kickstarter.com page to learn more and get involved in the production of what will be a comprehensive look at the amazing story of a revolutionary pro wrestling legend.
Jake Manning and Highspots.com Owner, Michael Bochicchio are available for interview/podcasts to talk about the project and/or their trip to Manchester, England and meeting the Dynamite Kid. Please contact [email protected] regarding interview requests.