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Ani Mercedes, Director/Producer & Aspiring Amateur Boxer
FEARLESS (working title) is a short documentary film that reveals the invisible spiritual depth of boxing through an unexpected group of boxers, female fighters, who uncover their power both inside and outside the ring.
It will be structured around the length of an actual amateur boxing match; three rounds that total 12 minutes.
Timeline: Target completion: Late 2019 | Target release: 2020
Length: 12 minutes, the length of an actual amateur boxing match—three 3-minute rounds
Support & Funding:
2018—Selected for the Sundance Short Film Intensive in Miami
2019—Regarding production: Support for FEARLESS (working title) is provided by Locust Projects through its WaveMaker Grants program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program. WaveMaker Grants is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Wells Fargo.
Finalist: Tribeca Film Institute/ESPN Short Documentary Fund
SHY, 30-second rough sketch
Like a painter sketching to test a concept before starting the final painting, SHY is a 30-second sketch to test concepts for FEARLESS.