The story of two young Muay Thai boxers today in Bangkok.
They tell us about their path, their fears, and their dream to one day become a champion.
Shooted in July 2013.
Directed by Jérôme de Gerlache
Image by Jérôme de Gerlache and Pete Pithai Smithsuth
Sound design by John De Buck
Colorgrading by Romain Julien
Fixer : Sawitree "Jang" Wongketjai
Boom Operator : Charun "Dui" Muangon
Driver : Phanumart "Max" Tankasem
Translation : Waranya "Ying" Tieammuang
Music : "Chocolate heart", Cyesm feat. robust
Half of a X-ing remix by APASHE
Special thanks to all the team from the 96 Boxing Club, Marc brunet, Christophe Guyot, Jean-Alexandre Luciani, Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu, Nicolas Lhermitte, Capucine Charbonnier
Produced by Standard Films et Yellowmoon Films
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Shot for Sony Extra.Ordinary promotion on the FS100 with Zeiss ZF Glass.
See the BTS films for all three pieces here which shows how they were made: philipbloom.net/2012/12/08/extra/
Sound recorded in camera using a RODE NTG-3 microphone.
Please watch with great sound system or headphones. The volume needs to be cranked up!
View on the Sony website here: tinyurl.com/7sv6549
and also read the tip sheet and watch the BTS videos there (below is direct link)
You need to register on the Sony site but it's worth it! Very in depth!! Edit: there is an issue on Sony site with watching these. It will be fixed soon!
Music by Niklas Aman
Read more and see loads of BTS photos on my site here: philipbloom.net/?p=24739
Ex World Champion - Emmanuel Otti
I remember growing up in a roughish neighbourhood looking up to sporting idols as an example of what was possible if you worked hard and never gave up on your dreams . One such person was Australian boxing champion and world class athlete Emmanuel Otti . For me it was never about boxing when I watched him in action it was about a man who was clearly a tactition using gloves as his tool for his craft. Emmanuel retired more than 25years ago from professional fighting and has spent his life teaching youth not just boxing but the secrets to success in life . Too humble to talk about himself, others within the community have shared their experiences which I hope do the man, elite athlete and community gym justice.
Music by Abraham Tilbury allthingslostmusic.bandcamp.com/
A TK boxing workout led by Geir Vestvik.
Sigma 20mm 1.8
At 6’7” and 215 pounds, Deontay Wilder always imagined he’d be making a name for himself on the football field or the basketball court. After the birth of his daughter Naeiya, his dreams took an unpredictable turn. She was born with severe spina bifida and doctors told Deontay that she would most likely never walk.
Torn by the news, Deontay immediately abandoned his dreams of being a professional athlete and began to work multiple jobs to pay for the surgeries and medical care Naeiya required. After a year of tirelessly working to support his daughter, a miracle occurred. Through a friend, Deontay discovered a hidden gift that would change his and Naeiya's lives forever; boxing.
With Naeiya as his inspiration, Deontay has rapidly risen through the ranks in the boxing world where he is widely considered the next great heavyweight contender. Fueled by love and compassion, Deontay's boxing has afforded him the opportunity to provide his daughter with the best medical care possible. Naeiya is now able to walk on her own. One step at a time, Deontay and Naeiya continue their fight and journey toward greatness together.
From the beginning, this project has been defined by a single word, passion. Our entire team felt it was our duty to share Deontay and Naeiya's story`as it further instills our belief that lives can be changed when you give of yourself for the good of others.
Production Company & Creative Collective: Variable
Creative Development: Henry Busby, Marcus Tortorici, Miller Mobley
Executive Producers: Jana & Miller Mobley, Marcus Tortorici, Henry Busby
Directors: Henry Busby, Marcus Tortorici, Miller Mobley
Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
Production Designer: Joseph Sciacca
Post Production: Variable
Editor: Salomon Ligthelm
Assistant Editor: Daniel Stewart
Titles & Motion Graphics: Maha Mohtaseb
Colorist: Khalid Mohtaseb
Composer: Ryan Taubert
Sound Design: Salomon Lighthelm