Hey people, just want to keep you all in the loop about the growing cache of MMA documentaries
The documentary "Fighting to win" will show the MMA's growth worldwide. Check the official movie page.
Bushido 3D (Involve Media LTD UK)The vale tudo competitions, which originated in Brazil with the Gracie family, became MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and a great success in several countries. The documentary "Fighting to win" (temporary title) will show this story, which will be guiding by the career of coach Andre Pederneiras. Voted the best coach in the world in 2010, he is leader of one of today's most famous teams, the Nova Uniao, which has recognized fighters in the UFC, Bellator and other events. In common between them, stories of life marked by poor childhood, family breakdown and exclusion. With the MMA, athletes fight to win and change their destiny.
Nova Uniao had more than 80% of wins in 2011 and has idols such as Jose Aldo Junior, Renan Barao, Diego Nunes, Ronnys Markes, Johnny Eduardo, Luis Beição, Marlon Sandro and Eduardo Dantas. Besides the Brazilian athletes, fighters like Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian and others are in the documentary. The film is being shot in Brazil, United States and Europe and is expected to be released in 2012
Sangre Nueva DocumentaryBUSHIDO-3D offers a unique insight into Brazils marginalised favela community through the eyes of a young prize fighter from the Santo Amaro favela in Rio. Highly touted as a world class mixed martial arts (MMA) prospect, Hacran Dias lives within the violence and poverty of Rios favela communities; where the Brazilian government is at war with armed gangs battling for control of the drugs trade. We follow our fighters journey to a full contact Mixed Martial Arts event where he will literally have to kick, punch and submit his way out of poverty. Hacrans journey will be shocking and inspirational, representing a clear metaphor for the difficulties faced by the favela community in their battle for survival amidst the drugs cartels, police brutality and poverty of Rios favela communities. Bushido-3D presents the mediations of these warriors against the backdrop of their path to battle, in breath taking digital 3D.
Sangre Nueva, directed by Bobby Razak is a documentary taking a close look at Mexican-American MMA fighters Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Melendez and Miguel Torres.
Striking Truth 3D
A bunch of others - will update as I get more infoDocumentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David "The Crow" Loiseau. The movie follows the two fighters over the past four years, starting with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and Georges was the co-main event against BJ Penn. The film juxtaposes their two careers with St. Pierre's meteoric rise to UFC champion and Loiseau facing personal challenges. The movie charts their respective ups and downs as they follow their paths. The project includes exclusive, never before seen footage of all that took place behind the scenes as well as scenes shot using the latest in 3D technology. The Project is directed by Steven J. Wong and is Executive Produced by James Hergott with 3D and action directing by Bobby Razak.