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Unveiling a darker side of mixed martial arts
Unveiling a darker side of mixed martial arts
Unveiling a darker side of mixed martial arts
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SPIRIT: A Sports Horror Film

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Spirit is a sports horror film with production scheduled for June, 2018. 

The story follows Pablo, a mixed martial artist, as he wages an internal battle between self doubt and determination. Unlike most fight films, Spirit focuses on the fight outside the cage, unveiling a lesser known aspect of the sport - the extreme dangers of cutting weight. 

To be competitive, MMA fighters often must cut ten to fifteen pounds in the 24 hours before the official weigh-in. This severe and rapid weight loss is achieved through extreme dehydration, pushing one’s mind and body to dangerous limits. Fighters often cite that they feel on the verge of death during this process. Only those with unbreakable will and determination succeed. 

Spirit takes the audience inside this harrowing experience and asks the question - Where do we find the strength to persevere?

The path towards greatness is one of struggle and sacrifice. "I hated every minute of training, but I said 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" - Muhammad Ali.

Hear from the Pros in our Exclusive Interviews:

We are so grateful to have been written about by three of the biggest MMA news outlets. To read the articles click the links below:

Press Articles: MMA FightingMMA Junkie . MMA Underground

  
         

Risks and challenges

Film production is always a battle against time and money. Capturing the best shots and the best performances requires time. Time, in turn, requires money. This Kickstarter campaign as well as our other fundraising efforts will mitigate these challenges.

Sufficient funding will allow us to hire the professional crew needed to move quickly and efficiently through each production day. Our years of professional filmmaking experience will enable us to improvise on the fly ensuring that we utilize the time on set in the best possible way.

Our production will be fully insured and staffed by a professional film crew. Just as Pablo confronts the obstacles in front of him, we will meet the challenges of Spirit head on and we could not be more excited!

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    Choose One of Three Spirit T-Shirts

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    Choose One of Three Spirit Hoodies + 11"x17" Poster Print Signed by Cast and Crew

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    One Day on Set!
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    Associate Producer Credit!
    On set for Entire Production!
    Travel not Included

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    • Production Book - Storyboards and Script with Production Notes
    • On set for Entire Production!
    • Invitation to the Premier!
    • Spirit T-Shirt of Your Choice
    • 11"x17" Poster Print Signed by Cast and Crew
    • Name in the Credits
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    Executive Producer credit
    Private Dinner with the Directors
    VIP Invitation to the premier
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    • Deluxe Production Book
    • VIP Invitation to the Premier
    • Private Dinner with the Directors
    • On set for Entire Production!
    • Spirit T-Shirt of Your Choice
    • 11"x17" Poster Print Signed by Cast and Crew
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Funding period

- (30 days)