July 7, 2014
-- While wrestling professionally for World Championship Wrestling Joey Thurmond suffered a career ending injury. "It sounded like a gun shot and then I realized I couldn't feel my legs" said Thurmond during a recent interview. After spending years reaching for the goal of being in a large wrestling organization that dream was plucked away before it could begin. A broken back had ended the career in a split second. After spending over a year in rehabilitation and regaining the use of his legs Thurmond went on to become a successful Atlanta area Police Officer being decorated numerous times for his on duty performance. But, it was truly the performance side of him that kept calling in the distance. In the new film GreasePaint just released by Cinema Libre Studio of Hollywood Californina the amazing story of how Joey regrouped after the injury and went on to build one of the most loved small circuses in America if not the world!
A recent NYC area review of the film said "... after watching this anyone that questions themselves if they can make it or not...buy this DVD with pure determination anything is possible. A great inspiration!
" Other reviews have included: "Absolutely the very best documentary I've ever seen! and "I can't wait for the next one! I hope there will be a series about this awesome family!"
Camera crews of Espute Productions followed Thurmond and his family for over a year documenting the ups and downs of life as they worked tirelessly on following their American Dream. The film has won numerous awards at film festivals and had instant interest from seveal large studios who wanted to aquire the film for release. In the end Cinema Libre won out the distribution agreement and has just made the film available via dvd on July 1, 2014.
Thurmond and his family along with Nojoe's Circus tour the U.S. annually performing over 600 shows each year. The performer's of Nojoe's Circus were recently featured in the music video for the Grammy Award Winning Zac Brown Band for the title Goodbye In Her Eyes.
The new film is available at all movie retailers world wide and at the live performances of Nojoe's Circus. For more information visit www.GreasePaintFilm.com