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Project of the Day: Check out the Bizarre and Exciting New Sport 'Chessboxing'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 9, 2013 at 12:46PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments."Chessboxing: The King's Discipline"
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.


In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Chessboxing: The King's Discipline"

Tweetable logline: 

The first feature-length documentary to explore the bizarre and exciting new sport of Chessboxing.


Elevator Pitch: 

Chess and boxing - together at last. The W.T.F. factor of such an unlikely combination has made it an easy target for satire on shows like The Colbert Report or as fluff-piece fodder at the end of the nightly news, but to the man who invented it, chessboxing represents nothing less than the pinnacle of sport - an ultimate test of body and mind. Taking you to London, Berlin, LA and beyond, Chessboxing: The King's Discipline will tell the story of this man's struggle to transform his sport from underground cult curiosity into a respected and recognized mainstream phenomenon.


Production Team:

Producer/Director: David Bitton
Cinematographers: Joseph Baron, Scott Baker & Shane Geddes
Sound Designer/Editor: Kyle Stanfield
Picture Editor: David Bitton

About the Production: 

"I believe that the most beautiful things in this world are the ones that resonate on a subconscious level because they mess with our preconceived notions of how things are supposed to be or how we are supposed to act. Things that seem completely absurd and ridiculous on their face, but upon closer inspection reveal themselves to be utterly brilliant and speak to a deep emotional truth. Chessboxing, to me, is one of those things. I became a filmmaker to bring this beauty to more people and so making a film about chessboxing was a clear and necessary choice." -- David Bitton

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project: 


Filmmaker Website
Kickstarter Page


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