Hands Up, Chin Down is a short documentary about Jerry Mitchell, one of the most respected coaches in amateur boxing. Based on a series of raw audio recordings and lasting exactly the length of a round of boxing, the film is a conceptual study of the coaching process with its strange mix of brutality and care.
World premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018.
A film by Matt Houghton | itsmatthoughton.co.uk
Photography project: https://tinyurl.com/ych8vxzh
Directed by Matt Houghton
Producer: Alistair Payne-James
Cinematographer: James Blann
1st AC: Harry Vizard
Colourist: Simon Bourne@Framestore
Sound Designer: Tom Jenkins@Audium
Music by Jessica Jones@Audium
Many thanks: George Rumsey, James Spinney, Peter Middleton, James Sorton, Marisa Clifford, Can Salahi, Chris Anthony, Pulse Films, Panavision, Framestore, Metal Culture.
Special thanks to Jerry Mitchell, Lenny Hagland, Reggie Hagland, and all the members of Islington Boxing Club. islingtonboxingclub.org.
A Pulse Films and Fee Fie Foe production.
Cast: Matt Houghton