VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Upstream Flix is excited to announce that it will launch a new TV series following the injured fighters of MMA on Amazon Prime. The series is produced in association with the Hard Knocks Fighting corporate group, an Alberta based group of companies that has created and produced several documentary TV Series on athletes in fight sport during the past few years. Jhod Cardinal, President of Upstream Flix comments “We’re excited to work with one of the premiere MMA organizations in the world and delivering something a little different than what fans are used to seeing”.
With controversy surrounding sport injuries, the After the Fight series provides an intimate and constructive perspective on the tough road to recovery faced by many athletes. After the Fight is a backstage pass to what happens when the athletes leave the ring, the injuries they incur, and how it affects both their careers and their daily lives. As Ari Taub, President of Hard Knock Fighting states “The hours outside of the gym often get overlooked as you forget the passion and dedication required 24/7 to be a world-class fighter”.
Contact sports such as amateur wrestling, grappling, and Jiu Jitsu have recently grown in popularity among young women. The benefits of women participating in these sports include knowledge of self-defense and increased self-confidence. Participation in these sports also give women first-hand experience that they need not be relegated to traditional roles – rather, they are free to act physically when they choose and also free to play traditional female roles when they choose.
The series also addresses issues related to women in sport, and specifically the contact sports that have not been historically welcoming to them. The stories of female fighters illustrate how far our culture has come regarding women’s equality in sport. After the Fight highlights some of the unique issues faced by woman in fight sport.
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About UpStream Flix
Upstream Flix is a boutique sales company founded in 2009 that specializes in distributing and selling sport content both domestically and internationally. Upstream Flix has strong relationships with all the major digital platforms, mini-major studios, and traditional broadcasters. Upstream Flix films succeed on the film festival circuit and have been featured in Hot Docs, SXSW, and the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as with traditional and digital distributors.
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About Hard Knocks Fighting
Hard Knocks Fighting is an Alberta based Mixed Martial Arts league and TV production company. Responsible for more than fifty live fight events, Hard Knocks Fighting has earned a reputation of being a world class organization through its global audience and draw of talent. World renowned athletes such as Ronda Rousey, Elias Theodorou, and Misha Cirkunov used Hard Knocks as a staging ground for their careers. Hard Knocks has produced hundreds of hours of athlete documentaries and live events aired on various broadcast platforms like: ESPN, Fight Network, Directv, InDemand, Dish, Vubiquity, BeinSport, Band Sport, Claro Sport, AXS.tv, Fight Klub, EBTV, Fite Tv, Shaw, Time Warner Cable, and Bell.
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