For a span of six months, between 2017 and 2018, we worked on a set of promotional videos for the East Oakland Boxing Association. We had spent several weeks within about five trips to the Bay Area and decided while we had access to a boxing gym and equipment with us, we’d shoot a short film. We also coordinated with the client to have our short film embrace the ethos of the programing at the youth based gym.
The Last Lesson, a short film about the final boxing lesson from an esteemed boxing trainer and a young aspiring boxer. 15-year-old Sofia is given a lesson unlike any other lesson at her local gym, in a hope to keep her inspired to pursue her dreams.