Ringside, Feature-length Documentary

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Created February 26, 2019
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A documentary exploring the rivalry between two forgotten icons that dominated British boxing…

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90,000 people witnessed first-hand Anthony Joshua, the latest British hope, defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 - a national record attendance, a record initially set by Len Harvey & Jock McAvoy’s 1939 world title fight. Accounts of the time report tens of thousands more sneaking into that contest, making it potentially the biggest attended fight of all time!

Ringside
is the untold story of the path trodden by these two great boxing heroes who achieved so much in a world of limitations that can now only be imagined: their broken bodies pushed on and pushed on in order to feed families; gruelling training sessions in gruesome conditions & shady management that put money before the man. 

Join us on a journey exploring a race to a world title between two bitterly desperate rivals in the ring, who forged a strong bond & deep mutual respect out of it. 

Crew

We are a collective of Surrey-based filmmakers that share a passion for good storytelling & in particular, bringing this story to the screen. Further information about our careers so far can be found below:

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Danny Fox
Director/Producer/Writer

The achievements of both men was the initial catalyst for Danny working in the Film & TV industry. After graduating with a degree in Video Production, Danny has worked for a variety of broadcasters & blue-chip clients, including the BBC, Channel 5, Viasat, Edelman, Ferrari & the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, alongside developing & producing independent short & feature-length documentaries. A keen sports fan, he has been developing this film in various formats for nearly two decades. 

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Neil Armstrong
Producer

It has been over 30 years since Neil began his career as a Film Assistant for the BBC, before working his way up to become a highly respected & sought after Producer & Director on programmes such as Dream Team, Location, Location, Location, Place in the Sun & even Teletubbies. He recently directed feature documentary, Everest: The South West Face, & has filmed all over the world, producing content for a great range of brands including Barclays, L’Oreal, John Lewis & Microsoft.  

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Emma Ejdestig
Director of Photography

Hailing from Scandinavia, Emma has honed her distinct cinematography skills across the globe. A graduate of film school in New Zealand & the prestigious ARRI Academy, her varied experience means she is just as comfortable lighting interviews in the smallest spaces to shooting in some of Europe’s biggest arenas. Currently co-ordinating all photography at leading broadcaster Nordic Entertainment Group, Emma is always looking to add strings to her bow & has a healthy obsession with the latest film & TV offerings. 

How will the funds be used?

We have raised funding to cover the cost of production, consisting of interviews & a fight reconstruction, but need your help to cover the cost of post-production (editing, colour grading, graphic design & sound mixing). Archive media is our biggest expense. Relevant material has already been identified but will need sufficient treatment.

Everyone working on this film has agreed to do so on a voluntary basis. Following completion of the film, we intend to hold a premiere for all involved with the film to thank them for their efforts. 

Our intended distribution is through leading UK film festivals, where we can showcase the film’s strength & garner an audience.

We will be withdrawing your donations monthly & using it to purchase archive material as & when there are sufficient funds to afford this.

Timeline

Production has already begun with expected completion by July 2019. Post-production will begin after this with the aim of completion by the end of the year. 

What’s in it for you?

Any amount donated is extremely appreciated & you will forever have our gratitude. 

To reward various levels of donations, we have comprised the following rewards:

Social media thank you - £10

Digital download of the final film - £25

Boxing lesson with ex-British middleweight champion, James Cook - £50

Be an extra - £100

Ticket to the premiere - £150

‘Len Harvey’s London’ tour with the Director - £250

Special thanks credit - £250

Associate Producer credit - inc. 1 ticket to to the premiere - £500

‘Favour for a favour’ - any video production, inc. 1 days filming & 1 days edit - £1000

Thank you for your time!
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Raised by 14 people in 1 month
Created February 26, 2019
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