Ten Pushups Away

A wrestler with hopes of making Team Canada faces a fight that he never expected. In this documentary shot within the course of a day, Sarah Lovell captures the journey Clayton Pye underwent in his fighting career, from Olympic Canada aspirations to wrestling in the MMA.


Clayton Pye, a wrestler who grew up in Ingersoll and now lives in Thorold, had a goal of joining Team Canada in the Olympics. After experiencing a violent attack, the wrestler engaged in a vital physical and mental recovery process to quickly return to his top fighting form.

And return he did.

With Lovell’s first film, the director demonstrates the kind of story you can tell in a 19-hour shooting period, and we’re ecstatic to see more from her!

Screening With the Program: Deep Dive: Mental Health and Homelessness :

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Uproot

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Homelessness in London, Ontario

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13 min | Lucas Arender and Madeleine McColl
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