Originally commissioned by British Airways and cut from footage shot during the last few days of Bangkok's legendary old Lumphinee Boxing Stadium, at the stadium itself and boxing gyms in the city, the client's challenge was to shoot a very short film illustrating the sport of Muay Thai, working as a one man team...
A large collection of stills is on my site here, many of which are available as prints: realfeatures.com/portfolio/documentary/muay-thai-boxing/
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
Wicker Camp is the oldest and most notorious Thai Boxing gym in the UK. Established and run by Arjarn Mick Mullaney & Trix March, the gym prides itself on multiple English, UK, European, Commonwealth and World titles.
Filmed entirely on Sony FS700 over 3 days in Sheffield, UK, by Si Gamble.