KATIE picks up Best Irish Feature Documentary Award at Galway Film Fleadh

Posted July 16, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
katie taylor: the comeback
katie taylor: the comeback

Following on from its sold-out screening in the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday afternoon, KATIE picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh this weekend.

The film which is directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story) 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. Taylor won her first world title within a year and became the first woman in history to headline her own Sky Sports show.

The 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 the Irish Film Board, RTE, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wildcard Distribution.

Wildcard Distribution will release KATIE TAYLOR: THE COMEBACK in Irish cinemas later this year.