SAVING FACE (2014) is my sophomore film, bringing together all of my passions: filmmaking, acting, & professional wrasslin'.

Synopsis:With the world watching, a mild-mannered pro-wrestler transforms into what he's always fought against: the bad guy.

Review: "Local actor and director Glen Matthews presents the dramatic myth of pro wrestling and the dynamic of good and evil in the tag-team of Red and Blue. The binary is paralleled by crisp shots and clean lines. The most compelling element was the portrayal of wrestling’s deeper psychology: it’s still real to me, dammit. Saving Face is the ultimate wrestle fantasy."

-Adria Young, The Coast (link)

Screenings: - September, 2014 - Atlantic Film Festival - Halifax, NS - October, 2014 - Parrsboro Film Festival - Parrsboro, NS - November, 2014 - Outlier Film Festival - Halifax, NS - February, 2015 - Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival - France

Audience Award for Best Short Film - Outlier Film Festival
Selected by Telefilm Canada for the Not Short on Talent screening at Clermont-Ferrand, 2015

Writer / Director / Editor: Glen Matthews
Producer: Andrew Hicks ( )
Director of Photography: Liam Higgins ( )
Assistant Director: Ian Burns ( )
Wardrobe / Costume Design: Bonnie Archibald-Awalt
Sound Design & Mix: Dave Johnson
Data Management: David Fulde

Red - Glen Matthews
Blue - Bob Mann
The Wife - Becca Babcock
Red Jr. - Ethan Beck
Boss - Kevin Gerrior
The Ref - Chris Fitzgerald
Manager - Ralph Walton-Bone Urquhart
Flatbed - Troy Merrick AKA Sexton Phoenix
Big Rig - Jason Collier AKA Lumber Jack Johnson
Kontra - Chris Cooke AKA The Big Picture
Slambo - Ryan Mader AKA Lincoln Steen