'Under The Rope' is a short documentary about inspirational female Muay Thai fighter Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu and the story of how a feminist from the U.S.A. fell in love with a foreign community that has gender inequality at the core of its values.
A film by Simon Mulvaney
Simon Mulvaney is a location indipendent documentary, commercial, content and music video director, working closely with numerous production companies and clients around the world to deliver atmospheric, energetic and thought-provoking content.
The story of Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu
Sylvie is quite possibly the most documented fighter ever, due to the fact that she has taken it upon herself to film and write about her experiences and training in Muay Thai from day one.
Over the past decade, Sylvie has achieved numerous acolades, including a world-record 200 professional fights on Thai soil, ‘Muay Thai Journalist Of The Year’, as well as creating a successful YouTube Channel and blog. She continues to fight frequently in Thailand, but has focused her attention towards archiving some of muay thai’s greatest fighters in the form of video training videos with commentary, which you can access via Patreon.
Music: ‘Inanna’ by Armand Amar, from the album 'Moving Music’
Special thanks to Master K, Emma Halawi, Allessandra D’Avanzo, Kevin von Duuglad-Ittu, Katrin Amar-Oebel, Thapahae Boxing Stadium, Ed Kiernan & Rosie Brown, Yakkao Boxing & The Gate Films
Camera: Sony A7sii, Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Metabones EF to E-Mount adaptor, Tiffen VND filter, DJI Mavic Pro
Post Production: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017