Never stop growing. Never stand still. Never stop Learning.
This is Noe Kuremoto’s determined outlook on life.
She wants to push herself beyond her everyday routine. Grow forever. Run. Learn until her heart stops.
Her chosen method? To become a Muay Thai Kick Boxer.
Shot in and around K.O. Gym in Bethnal Green, East London, this film explores a hard working, dedicated and altogether unexpected Londoner and her personal challenge to compete in a home amateur fight representing K.O. Gym.
Dealing with vulnerability, normality, passion and desire, she experiences unique communities and incredibly trustworthy human relationships. She enters a world where ‘living for the moment’ can be more rewarding than planning for the next, and where the results of her hard work are instantly tangible.
London is growing in new and exciting ways all the time, but only if the people who make London are doing so too. This is Noe’s contribution.
Recently broadcast on Channel 4's 'Shooting Gallery' show in the UK.
Directed by Tubby Brother
Produced by Tom Farley
Edited by Phil Currie at Stitch
Director Of Photography: Jim Jolliffe
Steadicam AR: Simon Wood
2nd Camera: Joe Maples
DIT: Elvin Prentice
Gaffer: Jason Reynier
Sound Recordist: Tom Sedgwick
Sound Design: Martin Leitner at WAVE
Title Design: Ian Perkins at Name & Name
Colour Grade: Paul Harrison at Finish
Online: Andy Copping at Finish
Driver: Dan Johnston
Production Assistant: Hannah Cooney
KO Gym Bethnal Green
Master Kru Bill Judd at KO Gym
Richmond Annan at KO Gym
Jeremy Sassen at Movie Tech
Barnaby Laws at Panalux
Leo King and Angela Hart at Stitch
Warren Hamilton at WAVE
Marianna Bruynseels at Finish
David van der Gaag at Rogue
Alex Grossman at Rogue
Louisa de Carvalho at Manifesto NYC
Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis. He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man's landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.
The Videographers Guide is a web series documenting young filmmakers as they produce short videos for the web in a variety of genres. For more information and fundraising details head over to the official site: thevguide.com