A FEMALE SUMO WRESTLER FIGHTS AGAINST TRADITION AND STIGMA TO WIN HER PLACE IN THE RING.
A SHORT DOCUMENTARY FUNDED BY BFI, FILM LONDON, TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE AND ESPN.
MATT KAY (SHOOTING DIRECTOR)
Matt co-founded WoLF (Walks Of Life Films) in 2012 concentrating on documentaries and commercial projects. In the past five years he’s directed and shot a variety of docs, whether it be Egypt during the revolution and Arab Spring or a favela in Brazil during the World Cup. His work has featured on Ch4, BBC THREE and The Guardian.
DIDI MAE HAND (PRODUCER)
With a background in new, exciting prime time programs Didi has produced for the likes of Channel 4, BBC Worldwide, National Geographic Channel and Vice. She has spent much of her career seeking out quirky, empowering and unexpected stories, working to tell these in the most engaging and beautiful way.
CHI THAI (EXEC. PRODUCER)
Chi has been a Cannes Lions finalist three times over for her work in commercials. She is producing feature documentaries with Academy winning filmmakers Alex Gibney and James Gay-Rees; and produced short films that have competed at BAFTA and Academy accredited festivals.
ANDREW CARVER (PRODUCER)
Over the last 9 years Andrew has worked producing documentary and commercial projects in over 14 countries for a variety of clients including Virgin, Greenpeace, DFID and Foreign Office. His work has been featured on ITV, Sky News, CNBC and widely online clocking up millions of views.
REBECCA GIN (CO-EDITOR)
Rebecca Gin is a editor specialising in documentary. She has two decades of experience editing factual content, music videos, news, branded content and sport. Rebecca is happiest when her Venn diagram has intersecting circles of great footage and strong female protagonists. Her clients include Vice, i-D and Sky.
ISABEL FREEMAN (CO-EDITOR)
Isabel has been working in documentary film for the last 13 years and was an associate editor on Edet Belzberg’s Watchers of the Sky, which won the Editing Award at Sundance. She produced and edited the feature-length documentary Stephanie in the Water, which premiered at Hamptons International Film Festival, and edited Jesse Cain’s Slow Burn, which premiered at New York Film Festival.
CHIKAYO “CHIKKI” MORIJIRI (LOCAL PRODUCER)
Having accumulated over 15 years of production experience working for both Japanese and international networks and news outlets, Chikki has a reputation as one of Japan's most prominent fixers.
HINAKO ARAO (LOCAL PRODUCER)
Hinako has been line producing for the last five years. She specialises in documentary film and her clients include ARTE, SRS, Pro7 and the Discovery Channel. She particularly likes to focus on issues surrounding the environment or women's rights and relishes the challenge of acquiring typically tricky access.