Saturday, February 4, 2023

Vancouver filmmakers complete pilot episode of new web series following death of its creator

Friends helped to ensure Nathan McCowan's Luchador was completed in his memory

The pilot episode of the new web series Luchador launched this week thanks in part to Vancouver-based filmmaking team, Amelia Morris and Matt Popp.

Following a move to Vancouver to pursue a film career in 2016, the writer and creator of Luchador, Nathan McCowan, tragically passed away in January of this year. Having been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the Telus Storyhive film fund, Morris and Popp wanted to ensure their friend’s work was completed.

“It was such an honour to direct this pilot in Nate’s honour. Luchador is such an entertaining watch, full of laughs, action and a little bit of romance,” says Popp. “I know that Nate would be proud.”

Luchador is the story of Santo, a Canadian-Mexican chef who learns he has inherited more than just an old luchador mask, when he transforms into a powerful crime-fighting vigilante wrestler.

“The amount of hard work, dedication and love that the cast and crew of Luchador poured into the pilot was truly incredible. We’re so excited to finally share it with everybody…,” says Morris.

For more more information and to view the pilot episode visit https://luchadorseries.com.

A young chef learns he has inherited more than just an heirloom luchador mask, when he transforms into a powerful crime-fighting vigilante wrestler.
Santos learns he has inherited more than just an heirloom mask in Luchador.

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