Fight or Flight (documentary)

Fight or Flight (documentary)

= Fight or Flight: Documentary Feature Film on Muay Thai Boxing / Spiritual journey. =

Fight or Flight was produced by Peter J McCarthy and directed by Peter J McCarthy and 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 boxing or Muay Thai boxing in Thailand. The film was funded by the Irish Film Board in Ireland. The production involved two years of travelling throughout Thailands ring fighting scene. Fight or Flight was in production at the same time Ong Bak was released.

Infobox Film
name = Fight or Flight

image_size =
director = Peter J McCarthy
Shane Sutton
producer = Peter J McCarthy
runtime = 78 mins
website =

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, Fairtex in 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 Festival and also Mipcom where 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 website.

External links

MIPCOM 2006 [] Irish Film Board []

DocNZ international Film Festival []

Production Company []

Official Website []

Related Websites

Lanna Muay Thai []

World Muay Thai Council

World Muay Thai Camp

Legacy Gym

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