www.bugsyriverbanksteel.com Ten minutes before a boxing match, a teenage boxer with Downs Syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring. The story unfolds backstage in the immediate moments leading up to the fight. Fighter finds himself torn between his over-bearing trainer, a sister who hates seeing him get hurt and a boxing committee unsure whether to sanction him to fight at all. Both an exploration of amateur boxing and freedom of choice, Fighter is a tense, visceral human drama about one persons's fight to follow his dreams. Director: Bugsy Steel Writer: Guy Bolton Producer: Tina Pawlik DOP: Jann Doeppert Editor: Brendan Jenkinson Colorist: James Bamford Composer: Shervin Shaeri Sound Design: Chris Whiteside Fighter: Tommy Jessop (The Dammed United) Pop: Simon Kunz (The Last Kingdom) Joel: Robbie O'Neill (Little Boy Blue) Chrissie: Laura Morgan (The Hollow Crown) Len: Delroy Atkinson (Pirates of The Caribbean) ACCOLADES: Only having just been premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. Fighter has already picked up three awards and been screened at: Official Selection / BFI London Film Festival Official Selection / Berlin Shorts Official Selection / Cinequest Film Festival Official Selection / Lift-Off London Film Festival Winner / Lift-Off Season Awards REVIEWS: Directors Notes: directorsnotes.com/2017/10/10/bugsy-riverbank-steel-fighter/ UK Film Review: "Intense and markedly compelling, short film Fighter". Comicfade: "‘Fighter’ is a visceral, beautiful, and moving experience". David Reviews: "‘Fighter’ promises something different in the sweat-stained boxing genre."