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Mask of Honor

David, a young Mexican wrestler trains every day to fulfill his dream despite the disapproval of his father: A career in the famous Arena Mexico, the cathedral of Mexican wrestling.

  • Dieter Primig
  • Dieter Primig
  • Dieter Primig
  • Italibi Escobar
  • David Romero
    Key Cast
  • Diamante Azul
    Key Cast
    "Diamante Azul"
  • Salvador Chava
    Key Cast
    "David's trainer"
  • Luchadora Enmascerada
    Key Cast
    "David's mom"
  • Philip Eisenfeldt
    Music Composers
  • Damian Press
    Music Composers
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Sports, Action, Educational
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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Director Biography - Dieter Primig

Born 1985 in Austria, Dieter is a Freelance Director based in Berlin. He studied Digital Television at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg and arrived in Germany after a one-year work placement in Los Angeles.

Besides assisting on film & TV shoots for major US TV networks like ABC, NBC & CBS, he completed the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting in Los Angeles. Dieter then chose Berlin to connect with the European film industry and to focus on directing and develop stories for feature film projects and award winning shorts such as “The Boy in the Snow”, “The Memory” or the multi-award winning documentary “Rule of Nature”.

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Director Statement

I loved the idea of exploring the very primal motivations behind how a young Mexican fighter defends his mask and ultimately his honor. Not only that but also seeing how these motivations can triumph even in the most challenging situations; like a serious fight in a ring on the street in Mexico City.

The scenery which the main character moves through, the city’s rough neighborhoods, underground markets and the rusty gym becomes another obstacle, another antagonistic force which the young Mexican wrestler David must deal with constantly while receiving disapproval from his father. As a result of that hardship David begins to discover his strength and power in training and is determined to fight until one day he will come out on top: as a glorified fighter in the famous Arena Mexico.

Whilst the heart of the amusing film is certainly focused on the journey of David, we were also able to capture thrilling set pieces of real street fights and rough training which balance and heighten the more thoughtful moments. In this way I believe the audience will connect with David and his unique adventure through the world of Mexican Wrestling, just as I did.