Fresh Film's Thomas Kelly Directs the Exhilarating Journey of a Boxer in 'Animal'
The short follows boxer James Chaney as he prepares for a fight
Fresh Film director Thomas Kelly has launched a new short film entitled 'Animal'. Fresh Film also produced the project via its office in Thailand. What started as a relatively small idea while pitching for a commercial became much more as the project developed into a short.
The final film presents a portrait of a boxer and, more precisely, the story of a fight he will lose. The lead actor James Chaney is himself a boxer and the narrative focuses on the mental and physical preparation he goes through before a fight - and what happens after.
The Muay Thai boxing he practices is a particular martial art, sophisticated in staging and at the same time very brutal during the course of the fight. It's visually violent, but the atmosphere surrounding the boxers is fascinating.
The film started as an idea Thomas had while pitching for an advert. The spot was to be produced by Fresh’s Bangkok team, so during preparations for the commercial, he researched the idea of creating a short film that involved boxing. During his search, he came across James Chaney on Facebook.
Fascinated by his story, Thomas managed to capture the whole film in just one day following his commercial shoot. From a small idea grew an ambitious project. However, by pulling together the resources available via Fresh Film, much more was achieved. The result is an intense, exhilarating and yet intimate film.view more - Creative
Post Production / VFX
Grade: Sylvain Canaux (Saint Louis Post House Paris), Goulven Jouret (Assistant)
Sound Editor: Martin Sumeire
Sound Effects Editor & Mix: Thomas Gabriel & Paul Fourure
Cast: James Chaney, Pathcrida Paykaew, Pongsakorn Lethaisong, Lek Klongsibha
Special Thanks to: Morgan Prêleur, Remi Sello, Sylvain Canaux, Martin Sumeire, Hunter Daly, St-Louis, The Paris, Noside, Louis Arcelin & All the people involved in the process
Director: Thomas Kelly
DOP: Hunter Daly
Production Company: Freshfilm (UK) & Noside (Fr)
Producer: Kim Griffin, Simon Petter, Whicha Khokapun
Production Supervisor: Patipat Peangmuang
Art Director: Wichit Chomcheun (Be)
Set Decorator: Chaisuppawat & Cherajerdnapabhorn (Won), Kridsada Junsuk (Biw) (Assistant)
Steadicam Operator: Somsak Srisawat
1st AC: Chantra Wongsrikaew (Ning)
2nd AC: Suphakit Janphong (M)
Boom: Red Snapper
Production Assistants: Sainil Somboon Nattakit Raveewatsiri (AOM) Angkana Muangmun (Dear)
Runner / Driver: Batman Van Team Thailand
Music Company: The / Sound Production Paris
Editor: Alexandre Andre
Edit Assistant: Etienne Penin
Genres: Documentary, People, Storytelling, ActionFresh Film, Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:32:40 GMT