A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE EXPLORING THE LIVES OF THREE MUAY THAI FIGHTERS.
Currently in post production, this film was shot on location in Thailand & Italy, over the first half of 2017. We shot with Sony FS7 and a7S cameras on vintage Nikkor prime lenses. My goal with the photography of this film was to maximize empathy through the use of intensely intimate hanheld camera work, and a dynamic juxtaposition of verite-style natural documentation with stylized, expressive sequences.
I had the pleasure of collaborating with director Ashima Ayer, to whom I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to photograph such uncommonly fascinating characters and settings. Her attention to detail and passion for finding the truth and conveying it in a compelling way pour through every minute of the film. I also was lucky enough to get to collaborate with Ben McIntire who came out to operate a second camera for the first two weeks of production. His additional photography will be a beautiful and essential part of the film.