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 the 2017 LES Film Festival, and is currently slated to play at the Sidewalk 2017 Film Festival and DocuWest 2017.
Stay tuned for more information such as screening information and press on the film's website.
Director of Photography: Paul Yee