“Mondo Lucha” was presented in the “Dear MKE” shorts program at the Milwaukee Film Festival on October 9, 2014. I will be reviewing each short – most under five minutes in length – and gauging whether they are worthy of expansion into a longer-form short or feature.

The most visually-impressive and enthralling short of the Dear MKE program, director Sam Macon ran circles around his colleagues with a great subject and technical prowess. Following the creation of an independent wrestling show, this short packs a lot into its short runtime and that’s the mark of a great piece. The music, which seemed to be a problematic element for every other short, was spot on and it was kinetic enough to keep my attention. It would be great if a capable filmmaker like Macon could expand on this subject, as I think it would make for a fine feature-length documentary.