93 minutes – Comedy
Festival release date: March 3, 2012 (Cinequest)
Release date: August 3, 2012
Canadian Distributor: Equinoxe Films
Beat Down is an irreverent comedy about wrestling, family and following your dreams no matter how painful that can sometimes be. Fran Whiteway (Marthe Bernard) is eighteen and a real firecracker. More than anything, she dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. Her single-father Whitey (Robb Wells) is a former-pro, aka White Lightning, with broken dreams of his own and is dead set against Fran wrestling. Fran is determined though and when Whitey’s old rival Dark Thunder (Tony Nappo) comes to town, she runs away to join his tour. Whitey is devastated and while he tries to get his daughter back, Fran learns the ropes of the wrestling game and of life itself.