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

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

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“Chessboxing: The King’s Discipline”

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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:


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Filmmaker Website
Kickstarter Page

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