Why we made a documentary about EVE – an all women’s pro wrestling company

Pro-Wrestling: EVE is an all women’s professional wrestling company based in London. I knew from the moment I became aware of them that they had a powerful history, but even in my wildest expectations, I would never have anticipated what a remarkable story they had to tell.

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Documentaries on wrestling often struggle to straddle the line between reality and fiction, and can often feel promotional rather than aspirational. When the idea popped into my head to document EVE visually, I knew that I needed somebody who wasn’t a wrestling fan to help define the piece into a cohesive film.

Enter Will Hewitt from Melt Video, who completely understood the essence of the company, while also being able to see beyond the pure wrestling, and into the wider storytelling angle.

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