Learning the Ropes: Behind the Curtain of America’s Pro Wrestling School

A short documentary that pulls back the curtain on an upstart pro wrestling school in Austin, Texas. For the students and trainers here, the performance lifestyle of wrestling has become a way out of – and for some a way into – very real personal struggles.

Produced, shot and edited by Eric Goodman and Trenton Daeschner, with support from the University of Texas School of Journalism.

Awarded "Best Documentary Director" at 2018 Austin Revolution Film Festival

Nominated for "Best Documentary Short" and "Best University Film"