OUT IN THE RING film completion funding campaign- LGBTQ+ pro wrestling documentary

Fundraising campaign by Ryan Levey
  • CA$5,866.00
    raised of $45,000.00 goal
13% Funded
101 Donors
Raised offline: $3,050.00
Total: $8,916.00

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OUT IN THE RING explores the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport. Using a combination of interviews with LGBTQ+ wrestling talent, allies and historians, OUT IN THE RING uncovers the unique history of the industry and the rise of visibility for performers and fans around the world.

The film is slated for completion in spring of 2021, and we are seeking to get our completion funds in place for the film (Editing, animation/motion graphics, sound mixing/editing, legal and publicity).

This is our second round of crowdfunding and we are excited to offer previous and new perks for the film, featuring brand new artwork, etc.

Featuring such stars and experts as:

Current AEW superstar Sonny Kiss

MLW/Evolve/All Japan pro standout Mike Parrow

Former NWA women's champion, WWF/WWE star and wrestling legend Susan "Tex" Green

Former EVE Women's champ and featured NXT UK performer Charlie Morgan

Shimmer, EVE and Ring of Honor star Kaitlin Diemond

Global Indie wrestling sensation, multi promotional champion and promoter, EFFY (Effy's Big Gay Brunch)

Hoodslam co-founder/promoter and trans wrestling trailblazer, The Dark Sheik

Chocolate City Wrestling champ, Co-promoter of Prime Time Pro Wrestling (DC) and groundbreaking creator of LGBTQ+ wrestling shows Butch Vs.Gore and Paris Is Bumping, Billy Dixon

Australian Indie wrestling star "The Samoan Diva" Jason Dewhurst

Texas based indie women's star Reiza Clarke

Wrestler and Pride Championship Wrestling promoter (The longest running LGBTQ+ helmed and themed wrestling promotion in North America, founded in 2012) , Iggy "Madness" Mendoza

Fast rising women's star and groundbreaking trans performer, Lola Starr

Multi promotional indie wrestling champion and featured NXT UK star AC Mack

25+ year veteran indie wrestler and historian, Scott "Sgt. Dickson" McEwan

Canadian indie star Tom "The Cadet" Morton

Former wrestler and Shawn Michael's Wrestling Academy trainee, Steven Blair

Florida tag team wrestling star Kiki Roberts (One half of Fabulous Fitness)

Multi time indie wrestling champion Ashton Starr

Rising Midwest indie sensation DJ Summers

Out wrestling journalist and founder of Pro Wrestling Torch, Wade Keller

Wrestling Journalist/historian, author ( The Wrestling Hall of Fame series, Benoit for ECW press) and founder of Slam! Wrestling, Greg Oliver

Renowned author/historian (The Eighth Wonder Of The World, Mad Dogs Midgets And Screwjobs), and biographer for LGBTQ+ wrestling legend Pat Patterson (Accepted), Bertrand Hebert

Noted historian and author Pat Laprade (Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle, The Eighth Wonder Of The World, Mad Dogs Midgets and Screwjobs)

California indie wrestling star and historian Kurt Brown, AKA Vandal Drummond

Florida tag team star Big Kahuna Khan (One half of Fabulous Fitness)

Drag superstar and noted wrestling writer (Huffington Post, etc.) Pollo Del Mar, AKA Paul Pratt

Former WWE/TNA IMPACT women's wrestling champion and legend Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria/Tara)

Former TNA IMPACT star SoCal Val (Valerie Wyndham)

Demand Lucha promoter/co-owner and Mexican wrestling historian, Jordan Marquez

Wrestler and Smash Wrestling promoter/owner Sebastian Suave






Rewards

A Thank you! FINAL WEEK BONUS- Thank you in the final film credits!

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Your name in the thank you credits. FINAL WEEK BONUS: Signed Postcard.

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A pair of OUT IN THE RING stickers, digital downloads of the director's previous short docs and a thank you in the credits. FINAL WEEK BONUS : Signed Postcard.

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Filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits. FINAL WEEK BONUS: Pair of OUT IN THE RING stickers.

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Filmmaker signed postcard, filmmaker signed mini poster, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits. FINAL WEEK BONUS: Pair of Stickers and signed postcard.

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Limited set of 7 OUT IN THE RING collectible postcards, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits. FINAL WEEK BONUS: Pair of Stickers and signed postcard.

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#1 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $60.00 CDN) “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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Special OUT IN THE RING enamel pin, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits. FINAL WEEK BONUS: Signed mini poster.

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#2 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $100.00 CDN) Deluxe OUT IN THE RING merch package. Get all the stuff, Signed poster, postcard set, lapel pin and t-shirt, digital downloads of directors shorts thank you in the credits.

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#3 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $120.00 CDN) Have a one on one Zoom call with indie wrestling sensation and OUT IN THE RING star Reiza Clarke, who will share stories of working the Texas indie wrestling scene including working with Pride Championship Wrestling, etc. “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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#4 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $120.00 CDN): One on one Zoom call with OUT IN THE RING director/producer Ryan Bruce Levey, also a 20 year film industry veteran who will share stories about the producton of the documentary and his years in the film industry “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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#5 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $120.00 CDN): Have a one on one Zoom call with indie wrestling star and OUT IN THE RING subject Kaitlin Diemond, who will share stories from the road and working with promotions like RING OF HONOR, SHIMMER and EVE wrestling, her WWE tryout, etc. “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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#6 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $120.00 CDN): One on one Zoom call with OUT IN THE RING Associate Producer and wrestler/historian Vandal Drummond, featured regularly as a guest on the 6:05 Wrestling Podcast “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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#7 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $120.00 CDN):Sonny Kiss special gift pack includes signed, limited edition Sonny Kiss 8 x 10, “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, filmmaker signed mini poster, filmmaker signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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#8 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $175.00 CDN)Susan Green VIP package: This package includes a rare, signed 8 x 10 from the Pro Wrestling Hall of famer and former NWA and WWWF superstar a special digital download of an exclusive interview clip not in the documentary, plus a rare digital photo album featuring Susan in action and with stars like Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter. Also includes an OUT IN THE RING mega merch pack featuring T-shirt, Lapel pin, signed mini poster and postcard, stickers and digital downloads of director's previous documentaries

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#9 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK PRICE (Reg. $240.00 CDN)Signed set of 3 ECW legend photos (Tajiri

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VIP surprise box includes special wrestling memorabilia plus “OUT IN THE RING” T-shirt, signed mini poster signed postcard, digital downloads of director's previous short films and thank you in the credits.

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A special private VIP screening in Toronto, NYC or Los Angeles for you and up to 9 friends. Includes popcorn and beverages, plus special VIP gift bags.

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Associate producer level: Get your name on the credits of the film as an official associate producer, plus attend a festival premiere as part of the team, and receive all kinds of perks, memorabilia and special surprises.

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Executive producer level: Get your name on the credits of the film as an official executive producer, plus attend a festival premiere and get to attend festivals with a pass as part of the team and bask in all of the glory alongside the filmmaker and the stars, and receive all kinds of perks, memorabilia and special surprises.

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CA$5,866.00
raised of $45,000.00 goal
13% Funded
101 Donors
Raised offline: $3,050.00
Total: $8,916.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities