By Thomas NAPPER


Drama - Completed 2017

A semi auto-biographical story of a boxer, confessional and redemptive, which shows how a man can find the courage to change.

& Awards

Leiden 2017
Dinard British FF 2017
In Competition
Cunard British Film Festival 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thomas NAPPER
    • Writer(s)
    • Johnny HARRIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Mike ELLIOT (Emu Films), Andrew EATON, Christine LANGAN
    • Synopsis
    • A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy (Harris) is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Winstone) and corner man Eddie (Smiley). Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he will risk his life to stand tall and to regain his place in the world.

      Music by Paul Weller.

      Boxing Consultant and fight choreographer Barry McGuigan. One of the best boxers of his generation, McGuigan was a WBA featherweight champion and voted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. With son, Shane McGuigan, he successfully steered Carl Frampton to the IBF World Super Bantamweight Championship.
      McGuigan worked with Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day Lewis on The Boxer, choreographing and overseeing the edit for the movie. He is training Johnny Harris and will work with the production through principal photography and into post.