The trailer has been released for upcoming Katie Taylor doc Katie, Ross Whitaker’s stirring story of the resurgence of one of Ireland’s top sporting stars.
From the uncertain origins of pretending to be a boy just to box, to Olympic glory, to fractured familial relationships and her rise to professional status, Katie Taylor’s story and her status as one of Ireland’s icons of sport makes her a fascinating focus for a documentary. Ross Whitaker’s film has had festival success and will be in wider release in Irish cinemas later this month, and you can check out the trailer for the film below:
Katie, which picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail her career. With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights.
Katie Taylor has won six amateur European championships, five world amateur championships and is an Olympic Gold Medal winner from the London 2012 Olympic Games. She turned professional after a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which saw her crash out in the first round despite being favourite to win. The film unravels the deeply personal reasons behind the career low and shows the champions grit and determination to start over as a professional. Katie won her first world title within a year and became the first woman in history to headline her own Sky Sports show.
The feature documentary is produced by Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan (When Ali Came To Ireland) for True Films and Venom with Andrew Freedman (His & Hers, Mom and Me) as Executive Producer with funding from Screen Ireland, RTE, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wildcard Distribution.
Wildcard Distribution will release Katie in Irish cinemas on 26th October. The Irish Film Institute will be hosting a screening of the film on Sunday, 28th October with a Q&A included. Tickets for this screening are available now.
To see where Katie is playing and to book tickets: www.KatieTaylorFilm.com
Press release courtesy of Limelight Communications