In preparation for release of Iron City Asskickers on April 3, 2021, we will be hosting a Reunion Party on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, reuniting the original cast and crew, who will share their recollections of working on the project.
Directed by George A. Romero and filmed in his trademark unapologetic style, the pilot was thought to be lost until recently. The short, written by Jason Bareford, plays as a promotional video centered on the wild, untamed and unregulated amateur wrestling circuit of the late 1990s.
Created long before the attitude era of professional wrestling embraced the moniker ‘sports entertainment’, and filmed nearly 15 years after the airing of John Stossel’s 20/20 TV special which debated the profession’s authenticity, this male soap opera explores the sensationalism behind the business and foreshadows the television genre now referred to as Reality TV.
Six time World Heavyweight Champion Sid Eudy (ring name Sid Vicious/Sycho Sid) of WCW/WWE fame, will be joining the webcast to share his reflections on the realities and demands of life in the ring during the sport’s heyday.
The George A. Romero Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization dedicated to fostering George’s cinematic legacy and furthering independent film at local and global levels, was founded in 2018. The GARF Network, kickstarted in 2020, aims to engage with fans and horror industry veterans through discussion about film and storytelling, and the genre at large.
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