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23 August 2019

Trophy Scars

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “Lions in the Corner” - 9 mins 10s

This poignant film from director Paul Hairston takes an emotional look at one man's journey to turn his life around. From a youth marred by fire, tragedy, and felonies, the man known to friends as Scarface is a fascinating subject - both for his history and current work to serve his community.

Following stints in prison and being stabbed in the throat, his ambition to stop street-level feuds becoming deadly took the shape of Street Beefs: an organisation which facilitates people with an axe to grind punching out their differences safely in the ring.

The film is a gripping watch, shifting between hectic fight scenes and Scarface's measured narration. He's candid and eloquent as he talks about the mentality of physical fights and their ability to settle disputes... without one of the participants ending up dead, if he has any say in things.

Director's Agent: OB Management Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Jake Ewald / Tripp Kramer
Executive Producer: Matt McLaughlin / Andrew Simkiss
Cinematographer: Gaul Porat
Editor: Cavan J. Faucett
Colourist: Josh Bohoskey @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia

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