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Film Type: Short
Genres: Period Piece, Drama
9 minutes

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A frustrated boxer is forced to be a punching bag in order to pay rent. When he decides to quit, he has to break the news to his father.

Director Biography

John Chiodi is a director from New Jersey. With an unparalleled determination to create magic on screen, he seeks to tell emotionally truthful stories in imaginative ways.

John attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, receiving his BFA in Film/Television with a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. During his time at school, he gained real-world entertainment experience through various high-level internships such as Tribeca Film Festival & The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, while constantly creating his own content on the side. Inspired by the early work of Sam Raimi, he challenges himself to create ambitious stories without a huge budget, finding creative ways to get his ideas on screen. He hopes to one day inspire the next generation of filmmakers, showing them that anybody is capable of making something great with a little imagination. 


Director/Writer – John Chiodi
Producer – Kylan Tyng
Producer – Tim Preston

Key Cast

Michael Metta – “Mac McGrath”
Steve Arons – “Abban McGrath”

Down Best Short Film Winner

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1 Comment

  1. allan nastas

    Michael did a great job in convincing the viewer with the short fight scene that he was actually taking a hit. Father was pretty good also.

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