The 1st ever Bronx Week Film Festival is scheduled to take place during Bronx Week which has a 40 year tradition of showcasing our beautiful borough. This years Bronx Week events will take place from May 12th to May 22nd. Olympia Film Locations Inc. was charged with the honor and responsibility to establish, coordinate and manage the film festival component at the behest of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. The “new” film festival component is part of the Borough Presidents emphasis on promoting the film industry in the Bronx to stimulate artistic expression and economic activity.
For more information on the 1st ever Bronx Week Film Festival, please log onto the Boogiedowner daily until the official Olympia Film Locations Inc. website is made available to the public. For more information on the film please do review the trailer and information below.
New York MMA
(Kahl One Film Productions & The Coalition to Legalize MMA in NY, 2011)
New York MMA is an enthralling documentary that provides a back seat view of the grass roots struggle to legalize and regulate the professional sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York State. New York is one of a handful of states in which MMA is still outlawed; sacrificing jobs and millions of dollars in revenue to neighboring states and countries since 1997. In his first feature length film, Bronx native, martial artist and filmmaker Kahleem Poole – Tejada presents an intimate account of the struggle to legalize MMA through the lens of one amateur fighter’s (Bradley Desir) quest to turn professional under the guidance of his coach (Stephen Koepfer). Viewers are offered a rare glimpse behind the curtain of the political, sometimes frightening, and always exciting world of mixed martial arts.
PRODUCED, DIRECTED, FILMED AND EDITED BY:
SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY:
New York Assemblyman Dean Murray
New York City Councilman Joel Rivera