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Stash Capar Crushes Muay Thai Misconceptions in Brand Film for TKMT

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Inspiring film from Circle Productions follows the journey of 40 year old Muay Thai champion Candice 'Candi Crush' Mitchell

Stash Capar Crushes Muay Thai Misconceptions in Brand Film for TKMT

What would drive a 34 year old female IT professional to quit her steady job, sell her possessions, move to Thailand and pursue a career as a Muay Thai fighter?

Director Stash Capar explores the question in ‘Crush’, an inspiring branded film following the career journey of now 40 year old Muay Thai world champion Candice 'Candi Crush' Mitchell for Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai Academy (TKMT).

Opening up with the cinematic and deeply symbolic Wai Kru ceremony, intercut with brutal fight highlights, the film takes the viewer on a distilled version of Mitchell’s six years as a professional fighter, all told within a time span of four minutes and 20 seconds.    

Drawing on his ability to capture deep insights and emotional truths, Stash, a former competitor himself, went to great lengths to understand and present an authentic portrait of his subject, even going as far as sparring with Mitchell prior to shooting.  

“Candice is an incredible human being and I’m very thankful for the opportunity that she and TKMT presented me with. For the uninitiated it’s easy to disregard Muay Thai as 'barbaric'. Hopefully the film will inspire some to start their own journeys and discover who they are through something really hard, like Muay Thai.” 

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Client: Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai Academy (TKMT)

Founder: Warren Lee

CEO: Candice Mitchell

Head of Marketing: Dylan Benitez


Production: Circle

Executive Producer: Karen Tameanko

Director: Stash Capar

DOP: Santiago Trugeda

Line Producer: Kendra Welham


Edit House: Married to Giants

Editor: Nick Yumul


Score: Bernardo Castro


Color Facility: Alter Ego

Colorist: Andrew Ross

Producer(s): Spencer Butt, Nilu Jayasuriya

VFX Facility: Wingman

VFX: Jonny Ames

Sound Facility: OSO

Sound Design: Omid Geadizadeh

Genres: People, Storytelling

Categories: Sports clubs, Sports and Leisure

Circle Productions, Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:08:44 GMT