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Girl Boxer


Girl Boxer (Aka Jesszilla) - short film

Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future in boxing.

The short film premiered on the New York Times website as a part of OpDocs Season 6, which also was featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Since its premiere, the director's cut of the film has played at numerous festivals across the United States and abroad. 

JessZilla is now being developed as a feature film, which will follow Jesselyn for the next 7 years.

For more information visit the film's website.

Director of Photography: Paul Yee