March 8, 2015

History of Optimism #3 - Michael Elliott, Ellbow Productions

This week, the Optimism is back as Brad Stutts, Graham Cawthon, and Dan McGinn are joined by acclaimed wrestling filmmaker Michael Elliott.

In recent years, Michael has headed documentary projects on the likes of Harley Race, the Rock 'n' Roll Express, Jimmy Valiant, Ivan Koloff, and Jim Crockett Promotions.

The guys talk about how Michael got into wrestling, filmmaking, current projects, traveling across the country to tell the stories of wrestling's past, and connecting with names he grew up idolizing on television.

They also talk about juggling family and work with the filmmaking process, documentary projects Michael would like to work on in the future, and his current project that Graham Cawthon will also be part of.

For more information on Michael and his projects, visit or tweet him at @EllBowDocs.

Questions or comments? Tweet the guys @stuttsy, @thehistoryofwwe and @DMacP2B and don’t forget to use the hashtag #optimism.

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