Niall co-stars in Canadian wrestling comedy-drama Chokeslam. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in November 2016, and opened across Canada in April 2017.
Trivia: Niall grew up in Alberta, not far from the famous home of the Hart wrestling family, whose number has included Bret ‘The Hitman’ Heart, Owen Hart and ‘The British Bulldog’ Davey-Boy Smith.
The films follows the fortunes of deli-counter worker Corey Swanson (Chris Marquette), who hears about the return to town of his former high school sweetheart Sheena DeWilde (Amanda Crew), now a successful professional wrestler, know by the stage name ‘Smasheena’.
Niall plays Sheena’s rougish boyfriend and wrestling manager Tab Hennessey.
The film was directed by Canadian director Robert Cuffley, and written by Cuffley and frequent collaborator Jason Long. It also features Micheal Eklund, Mick Foley, Agam Darshi and professional wrestler Chelsea Green.
The film won four 2017 AMPIA (Rosie) Awards – Best Dramatic feature or Made-for-TV Movie, Carolyn McMaster, producer; Best Director (Drama over 30 minutes) Robert Cuffley; Best Screenwriter (Drama over 30 minutes), Jason Long and Robert Cuffley; Best Editor (Drama over 30 minutes), Bridget Durnford.
External Link: Chokeslam Movie Facebook Page