A young Filipino-American man is lured into the world of backyard boxing in order to save his mother’s life. This is a coming of age story that also looks at the intersection of Filipino and Mexican culture.
After spending my entire life disappointed with the cinematic representations of my community, I knew I had to take power into my own hands. As a Latino filmmaker who grew up in a predominantly Latino and Filipino area of Los Angeles, it was important to me that the story remain authentic.
The team and I launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark to bring this film to life. It went on to screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific American, San Francisco Latino and many others.
It’s important to me in these scary times that stories with the capacity to grow our empathy muscles reach as many people as possible.