For Leo

A few months ago we had the pleasure of interviewing Irish filmmaker Hugh Mulhern. Hugh has worked with many talented artists in the past, making videos for the likes of Hare Squead, AJ Tracey and Dah Jevu. However his most recent video is a step in a new direction. The two minute film, entitled "For Leo" is a beautifully shot and well thought out piece of work, with a strong message behind it.

"For Leo" focuses on Irish fighter Cian Cowley and provides a glimpse into the world that surrounds Cian and his necessity for success. Cian's a thorough bred fighter, having trained Thai boxing from an early age under the tutelage of his father in Warriors gym. However as he now faces fatherhood himself, he has a mountain of responsibilities to climb, and fighting is more than just a hobby, it's a provider for his family. Hugh's film brings this realisation to light in a very moving way, and manages to twist the viewers stereotypical perspective of what it means to be a fighter. 

Cian fights at BAMMA in Birmingham on May 12th, and we wish him the best of luck. 

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Photography: Erica Coburn

DOP - Mathew Rogan
Editor - Noel Murphy
Sound - Neil Horner
Music - Diolmhain Ingram Roche
Producer - Bobby Byrne