Netflix Reveals Trailer and Key Art for CounterPunch
Directed by Jay Bulger, the newest original documentary launches globally on June 16, 2017
CounterPunch, directed by Jay Bulger (Beware of Mr. Baker) and executive produced by Mandalay Sports Entertainment (brings to light the true stories of a number of young boxers determined not only to turn around the fate of the industry, but to also make sure their names end up in the firmament alongside the most remembered and revered champions.
“I was an amateur boxer. Boxing is my passion,” said Bulger. Many years after hanging up the gloves, I set out to capture the state of boxing in America, following three boxers, in three different chapters of a boxing career. When combined, I hope they provide a complete picture of the sport today.”
Through discipline, sweat, heartbreak and triumph, the new generations depicted in the documentary reveal just how unrelenting the journey is to get there.
CounterPunch will have its world premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
About Mandalay Sports Media
Launched in 2012 by Peter Guber and Mike Tollin, MSM is a diversified sports content and media company that creates high-quality, sports-themed programming for all platforms. Since its founding, MSM has produced and is producing content for ESPN, Showtime, E! Entertainment, ABC, CBS, FOX, Netflix, The NFL Network, Vice, Xbox Entertainment Studios, Turner Sports, Yahoo, AOL, and Verizon Go90. The company recently announced a partnership with IMG to develop, finance and produce a slate of feature films focused on sports shaping broader cultural narratives. Earlier this month, their feature film, CHUCK, starring Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss and Ron Perlman was released by IFC.