Written/Produced/Directed by Kristine Gerolaga
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Starring: Sherry Emata, Ming Freeman, and Kristine Gerolaga

Cinematography by William Green

Editing, Sound, and Color by Steven Krimmel

Original Score by Alex Wroten

Sound Recorded by David Bernstein

Special Thanks: David Huey, Muay Thai America Gym, Randy Emata, Hannah Burgos

Synopsis: An amateur fighter grieves over the loss of her mother while sparring with her new instructor.

Director’s Statement: As a Filipino actress, I’ve been enjoying creating projects for myself since great opportunities are lacking. I struggled with what I wanted to write until I remembered how rarely we see female-led boxing movies. I was very lucky to be able to cast my actual Muay Thai instructor and a fellow student/experienced fighter to play my sparring partner and mother respectively! This film was my attempt at showing that people of color, particularly Asian American women, and especially older women, can be at the forefront of stories we love playing characters we rarely get the chance to play.

Director’s Bio: Kristine is a Filipino American actor/filmmaker. She recently won Best Female Performance at the 2016 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival for her role in the short film ‘I Hate the Color Red’ written/directed by Jazmin Jamias. In collaboration with actor/filmmaker Steven Krimmel, their short film ‘Disconnection’ has won multiple awards such as Best Dramatic Short and debuted on national television as part of NUVOtv’s NUVO Point of View. Her first solo writing/directorial effort ‘A Period Drama’ won two Best Short Film awards and will be ending its festival run at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con!

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  1. I LOVE THIS! It reminds me of all the times I am buckling at my knees because the world keeps piling weight after weight on my shoulders and throwing punches after punches until I finally want to give up. Until the Universe wakes me up and points signs not to. Thank yooouu for this gorgeously shot and inspirational film!!!! <3 I love what you do!!

  2. KRISTINE! Awesome job, very touching.

  3. Gratitude to you for making your own short film. It was really well shot. I’m so happy for you. I’m writing my own short film right now. ☺Keep being inspired.

  4. Badass. Loved it.

  5. This brought me to tears — authentic, simple yet POWERFUL! Keep doing what you are doing and thank you for continuing to inspire me <3 you to the moon.

  6. Kristine-I love your voice. Congratulations on a really moving piece of work, no matter what happens with this contest.

  7. Voted ! ! ! Congratulations, Kristine, keep reaching higher and higher ! <3

  8. Congrats Kristine! Dig the concept and approach! I love when combat and art come together!

  9. Our amateur fighter wasn’t the only one to break down in tears at the end of the film. It’s such a moving piece!!! Beautiful work.

  10. Nicely Done! Congrats again – Rajiv

  11. Thank you Kristine! Parent/child stories are one of my favourites and I love that this is about a female boxer!

  12. I loved it! Powerful message. Congratulations!!!!

  13. Great story!

  14. Beautiful work! Enjoyed how you told the story woth such little commentary! Support from your hometown 😉

  15. Excellent work!

  16. Brilliant!

  17. Congrats and good job on this. Loved the transitions from Mother and sparring instructor.

  18. Awesome short. Good luck!