4:30pm SATURDAY, 9/29 — Documentary Short Film Block

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(Documentary, United States)  For Rob Kellum, professional wrestling is a form of storytelling. A wrestling match traces a narrative arc, requiring wrestlers to be as artistic as they are athletic. Following Rob as he prepares for and competes in a highly anticipated wrestling match, “The Maestro” offers a unique look into one professional wrestler’s creative process.

RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older


Director: Ned Phillips

Ned Phillips is a filmmaker based in Durham, North Carolina. He has shot and edited multiple films, including the documentary feature TRUTH UNDERGROUND, which played at Cucalorus, RiverRun International Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and others. Ned was also the director of cinematography for G Yamazawa’s music video “North Cack,” which has gained more than four million views on Facebook. “The Maestro” is Ned’s directorial debut.