Lionheart

Trapped by misfortune and poverty in Ghana, two young men, Felix and Emmanuel, devote themselves to boxing as their way out.

I lived in Ghana for two years. The small ghetto of Jamestown always captured my attention. The whole town and tribe is devoted to boxing. It didn’t matter how much they had it was about how much they wanted to win.

4 years later I was able to tell Felix and Emmanuel’s story. Despite being rejected by many student grants, we raised $20K to tell their story. I did everything I could to get Jamestown on the map. This was the first time I directed a film. It was an amazing experience to tell a story bigger than myself.