I was invited to the London première of the critically acclaimed boxing mockumentary by boxing trainer, historian, media personality & now film star Ben Doughty. The Office meets Rocky in this fresh release marking writer Adriel Leff’s sensational directorial début. The production stars Patrick Koupland in his début leading role, along with Jon McKenna (from The Krays (1990), Buster (1988)) and Bekka Bowling (from the new BBC sitcom Heading Out).
The soundtrack is composed entirely by local artists, bands and music producer Adriel Leff himself. Bloody Lip is a quirky narrative for the Facebook generation & manages to appeal to both boxing & non-boxing fans alike with a cross over authenticity that is in many ways a tale of the making the most of the recessionary era we find ourselves enduring.
Along with several industry & festival awards the film holds an average rating of 9.0/10 with the Internet Movie Database.
Matt Hamilton, for ESNewsReporting