Film company grapples with a new topic in latest project

The City Talking Studios, which last year produced the second and final series of Take Us Home: Leeds United, chronicling the teams return to the top flight of English football has announced its next project – a documentary film following the life of a legendary British professional wrestler, David Smith also known as The British Bulldog.

The film entitled “Davey Boy” looks to tell the story of the mans formative years in the north of England as well as his journey to stardom on both the British wrestling scene and then the international stage with the then named World Wrestling Federation, where he headlined Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 fans.

The City Talking Studios has continued to grow over the last 12 months and sitting down with last year its founder Lee Hicken explained that following the success of its documentaries the production company is working on a number of projects both in the UK and abroad including its first scripted series.

Speaking about this latest project Hicken who is the executive producer of the film said: “We are excited about sharing Davey’s story with the world. He was a pop-culture icon in the UK in the nineties and we were all cheering him on through our TVs at home. But this film is not just about Davey the athlete, this film will be about Davey the man, the friend and the father”.

Georgia Smith, the daughter of Smith added: “I’m very excited about working with The City Talking Studios and sharing this unique look on how my dad, David Smith, who came from a small mining town in Northern England, became an iconic global superstar, that created a massive impact in UK pop-culture. While he was the ‘British Bulldog’, a massive wrestling star worldwide, he carried his pride for the UK everywhere he went, and never forgot where he came from. He represented his country with genuine pride, all while being a dedicated father, husband, son, and brother, who’s left a huge legacy on us that continues today.”

The film which is currently in production is expected to be ready later this year with Hicken adding he hopes to take it on the festival circuit in 2021-22.