Halifax-based production company PurpleDoorProductions has announced the release of its new action-comedy feature film Turnbuckles exclusively on SwearNet, the uncensored comedy streaming service created by members of the Trailer Park Boys.
The pro-wrestling-themed film follows retired professional wrestler Jack, who is forced to make a last-ditch attempt to breathe life into his struggling bar. Dusting off his old ring, he begins hosting live, grudge-match-style bar fighting. But, surrounded by his loyal and often-dysfunctional employees, he’ll have to prove that sometimes violence can solve problems.
Produced in cooperation with the SwearNet streaming platform, Turnbuckles was filmed on-location at the Halifax nightclub Toothy Moose Cabaret and surrounding areas in the Halifax Regional Municipality, filmed by an entirely Nova Scotian cast and crew, led on-set by director David Mullins.
“I couldn’t be prouder of what we were able to create. It’s something the existing SwearNet audience is going to identify with and new audiences are going to love,” says Mullins in a media release.
Not his first foray into the world of wrestling, Mullins is also the producer and series host of Real Wrestling, another Halifax-produced production now streaming on Bell’s FibeTV.
For Turnbuckles star Kevin Jollimore, who plays the role of bar owner Jack, the film connects personally.
“Like so many, I have fond memories of watching Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling when it starred legends like Killer Karl Krupp and Leo Burke,” says Jollimore. “Embodying Jack has brought all those memories back to the forefront and made it all feel like living a dream.”
Like much of the content on Swearnet, including the trailer below, Turnbuckles is intended for mature audiences and unsuitable for work.