Wrestling women battling mad scientists and supernatural forces is nothing new to the lucha libre ladies of Mexican cinema. For Australia’s female grapplers, this is probably new territory.
That might be why it has taken From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl six years to finally get from the squared circle to the rectangular screen.
A press release landed in our inbox touting the trailer for From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl, an Aussie indie action horror flick that began production back in 2007 and is only now unveiling its trailer as it prepares for a rather belated release sometime in 2013. Here are the details:
After six long years, and many setbacks, Melbourne-based independent film producer Strongman Pictures Entertainment has announced the release of the first trailer for beleaguered independent wrestling-action-horror film FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.
“When we began casting in 2007, we didn’t expect 6 years of our lives to be consumed by this film,” says writer, co-producer and director Daniel Armstrong. “We’ve come through some very dark days, but we’re extremely proud of the fact we persisted and of the end result.”
From inception FROM PARTS UNKNOWN was an ambitious no budget film. Featuring a female wrestler protagonist, zombie-like enemies spawned from a video game, an offbeat mix of black humor and slapstick shenanigans, plus plenty of spectacular gore, it was distinctly pitched at a niche market from the outset.
“We’re so keen to get Parts out to an audience,” says Armstrong. “We want to find those people who are fans of things to the left of mainstream with a high tolerance for the sublime and ridiculous. It might take a while to find that crowd, but I think we’ve proven we can handle the long haul!”
FROM PARTS UNKNOWN stars Jenna Dwyer, Elke Osadnik, Ross Ditcham, Josh Futcher, and Sarah Howett and features an original score by KidCrusher. It was produced by Strongman Pictures Entertainment in association with PCWe (Pro Championship Wrestling Entertainment).
FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL is expected to have its first screenings in Melbourne next year and will seek distribution in available markets throughout 2013. For more information visit the official FPUFightLikeAGirl Facebook fan page.
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