Wilbur: The King in the Ring

Television and Theatrical
NZ On Air and Māori Television, 2017

Fighting Fat And loosing Friends Along The Way

In an attempt to escape from his self-imposed isolation and overcome his demons, Wilbur McDougall, a former pro-wrestler, agrees to let his best friend Jan Oliver Lucks make a documentary about his gastric sleeve surgery and subsequent transformation.

Watch as a buddy quest film slams up against an observational documentary when director Ollie attempts to force his friend to tell all. Wilbur: The King in the Ring is a and humorous confrontational portrait of a man and his dream and his friend’s determination to make a documentary about it.

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FUNDED BY:
New Zealand on Air & Māori TV

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Dunedin City Council
Southern District Health Board
Southern Pro Wrestling
Boosted supporters

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★★★★ Review “It’s a piledriver of a movie” (Flicks.co.nz)
TOP 10 of 2017 “A suitably over-the-top portrait of an over-the-top individual” (Salient)
Official Selection DocEdge 2017