Hardface

Documentary | 83 minutes | 2018 | Shot 16mm, Mastered 4K & HD | USA



Festivals & Awards

Winner: Development Grant Award, Cindependent Film Festival
Nominated: Best Feature Film & Best Director, Cindependent Film Festival
Nominated: Best Documentary, Dublin Independent Film Festival



Cast & Credits

Cast:
Richard ‘Hardface’ Mason

Crew:
Written, Produced & Directed by Mark Hood
Co-Producer: Matthew Hood
Production Manager: Doreen Beatrice
Director of Photography: Mark Hood



Synopsis

For over thirty years, the Falcone family has run a boxing program for youth escaping life on the streets, hoping for a shot as professional fighters. Richard ‘Hardface’ Mason is the driving force behind this documentary as fighter-turned-trainer at Cincinnati’s struggling Northside Boxing Gym. Shot on 16mm film, Hardface explores the enduring bond between fighter and trainer, providing an inside look at the amateur boxing experience.



Reviews

“The movie is essentially about survival. It looks great; its characters are compelling. It tells a Cincinnati story that hasn’t been told well since the days of Aaron Pryor.”
--Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer Columnist

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