Private Project


Meet Avispa. She's small, she flies, and in the ring - all the guys are afraid of her. This is the story of the unlikely rise of the Pacific Northwest's only fully debuted female professional luchadora. Follow along with Avispa - a college student by day and a luchadora by night - as she runs, jumps, kicks, and finds her way through the ranks of Lucha Libre.

  • Amber Cortes
  • Amber Cortes
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    May 24, 2015
    North American
  • Local Sightings Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    September 26, 2015
  • Reel One Bumbershoot
    Seattle, WA
    September 6, 2015
  • Atlanta Documentary Film Festival (Docufest)

    November 20, 2015
Director Biography - Amber Cortes

Amber Cortes is a writer, filmmaker, performer and artist living in Seattle, WA.

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Director Statement

“Lucha Libre is one of the coolest things I have ever seen and I wanted to share the fun. I also wanted Avispa’s story to inspire women who were curious to get into the sport.”