- Series Number: 2 /
- Length: 26mins /
- Australian broadcaster: NITV /
- Year: 2015 /
- Distributor: Metamorflix /
- Written and Directed by: Perun Bonser /
- Produced with the assistance of: Screenwest and Lotterywest /
- Produced in association with: NITV /
- Rent: Vimeo VHX /
- Study Guide: ATOM /
A documentary series featuring the individual stories of everyday Indigenous Australians who have a unique and inspirational story to tell. These contemporary documentaries highlight how specific moments in time can change an individual’s journey, making them the person that they are today.
Neil Coyne is Western Australia’s first Indigenous wrestler. At 43, “N.C. Viper” has been in the ring for over seven years and is a huge favourite with fans and other wrestlers alike. But the death of Neil’s mother eighteen months ago has re-triggered the trauma of his early childhood, sending him into a spiral of depression and apathy. With a loving wife and six children dependent on him, Neil has now decided to make a comeback. Can he pull himself back into the ring, and back into a meaningful life, or will he be defeated by his biggest opponent ever – his own emotions?
Awards and Festivals
13th International Oceania Documentary Film
Selected for screening in the non-competition category.
ATOM Awards 2015
Finalist - Best Documentary Short Form