- Fight or Flight (documentary)
= Fight or Flight: Documentary Feature Film on Muay Thai Boxing / Spiritual journey. =
Fight or Flight was produced by
Peter J McCarthyand directed by Peter J McCarthyand Shane Sutton. The film took over five years to make and was first premiered at the DocNz International film festival in Auckland New Zealand in October 2007. It is based on a man's journey into the heart of Thai boxingor Muay Thaiboxing in Thailand. The film was funded by the Irish Film Boardin Ireland. The production involved two years of travelling throughout Thailands ring fightingscene. Fight or Flight was in production at the same time Ong Bakwas released.
name = Fight or Flight
director = Peter J McCarthy
producer = Peter J McCarthy
runtime = 78 mins
website = http://www.fightorflight.tv
The log line goes as follows:
Not for the faint hearted, Fight or Flight is a feature film based on an epic journey of one man's experience in Thailand’s notorious ring-fighting scene, an adventure which saw a production time of over five years. Two of which were spent travelling throughout Thailand’s most remote locations where we followed this man's plight and journey to understand the underlying cause of conflict within himself and mankind. Fight or Flight premiered at the DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival, New Zealand in September 2007. Fight or Flight can be looked at as a psychological study, a martial arts film and an Oddysey of modern day man.
Production took place in the following gyms: Lanna Muay Thai,
Fairtexin Bangkok, world muay thai camp on Samui and KRS gym in Ubon Ratchatani. The subject of the documentary trained with Ole Baguio Laursen in Krs Gym prior to Ole setting up the Legacy Gym.
The producers ventured to
Cannes Film Festivaland also Mipcomwhere they met with distributors and broadcasters with the intention of getting a contract signed. It was then decided at a later stage to self distribute on the http://www.fightorflight.tv/ website.
MIPCOM 2006 [http://126.96.36.199/marketplace-events/mipcom06_bp_prods.php] Irish Film Board [http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/library.php?c_id=5&page=3]
DocNZ international Film Festival [http://docnz.org.nz/2007/wgtn/film/fight-or-flight]
Production Company [http://www.gooddogfilms.com]
Official Website [http://www.fightorflight.tv]
Lanna Muay Thai [http://www.lannamuaythai.com]
World Muay Thai Councilhttp://www.wmcmuaythai.org
World Muay Thai Camphttp://www.wmcmuaythaicamp.com/
Legacy Gym http://www.legacygym.com/
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