1. GLENA is a documentary film about Glena Avila, a single mother in her 30s who turns to cage fighting to support her family. Premiered exclusively on Showtime.

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  2. MMA star Glena "Heartless" Avila answers fan questions while training for her third professional fight on October 13, 2012 against Jordan "Ninja Princess" Gaza at Dakota Fighting Championships.

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  3. Indiegogo crowdfunding video to help the documentary GLENA at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival.

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  4. Thirty-second commercial for Central Oregon Trikke starring MMA star Glena "Heartless" Avila.
    Developed, filmed, and edited in one day at Rise Above MMA in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Canon 60D, 50mm f/1.4, native/export 720p60, FCP, Magic Bullet Looks (bleach bypass warm).

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  5. Promotional video for mixed martial arts show Budo Fights 6: Pretaliation in Bend, OR on December 3, 2011. The show features a main event between two of the Northwest's top women fighters, Glena "Heartless" Avila and Reagan Benedetti.

    Interview and training footage shot on Canon 60D with 50mm f/1.4 lens. Glena Avila fight footage shot on Canon XH-A1. Reagan Benedetti fight footage ripped from Youtube. Magic Bullet Looks. FCP.

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Glena Avila: Former Rise Above MMA Fighter

Rise Above Fitness LLC

Occasionally you meet someone extraordinary. In December 2013 I had the pleasure of meeting Glena while training at Rise Above Fitness in Portland, OR. Immediately I was drawn to her warm personality, incredible smile and easy laughter. Glena reached…


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Occasionally you meet someone extraordinary. In December 2013 I had the pleasure of meeting Glena while training at Rise Above Fitness in Portland, OR. Immediately I was drawn to her warm personality, incredible smile and easy laughter. Glena reached for the stars in the middle of what was likely the worst time in her life, and she is an inspiration to us all to find our inner strength and drive ourselves past our perceived limits to greatness.

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