Get to know the doc short: THE CHAMPION, 17min, USA, Documentary

Playing at the September 29, 2016 DOCUMENTARY FEEDBACK Film Festival. Get your FREE TICKETS here

THE CHAMPION, 17min, USA, Documentary
Directed by Patrick McGowan

A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.

Director Statement

Brett and Patrick have been passionate about telling this story for the past four years. Over that time, the Shilaitas have made them feel like family. They feel that viewers of the film will share a connection to Estaifan, Hannah, and their story.

Read PalmSprings Festival Review of the Film from Indiewire

Film Type:Documentary, Short

Runtime:17 minutes 40 seconds

Completion Date:January 1, 2015

Production Budget:12,000 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Shooting Format:RED, C300, 5D

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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