True Stories: Glory Road w/t (1 x 72′) – Documentary with exclusive access to fighters emerging from the shadows of Liverpool’s Rotunda Amateur Boxing Club and The Golden Gloves to become potential Olympians. The film features Natasha Jonas who doesn’t look like your average fighter, she’s 27 and beautiful; 20 year-old James ‘Jazza’ Dickens’ whose path to the Olympic squad seems secure but the need to earn money for his family could mean abandoning the utopian dream of amateur glory at The Olympics and local hero Tom Stalker, 27, who has gone from stealing cars for teenage kicks to becoming Great Britain’s Captain.
The film is the directorial debut of photographer Steve Read, who captures gritty urban images and stories of working class struggle as he follows the fortunes of these ordinary Liverpudlians over 1,000 days as they strive to achieve their extraordinary goal for 2012.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: perfectmotion ltd
Source: Channel 4 press release