THE FIRST trailer for a new feature-length documentary on Irish boxer Katie Taylor has premiered ahead of the film’s release next week.
Simply titled Katie, the documentary intimately follows the boxer as she attempts to rebuild her career following disappointment at the 2016 Olympics.
The notoriously private boxer agreed to let director Ross Whitaker and a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights, this time as a professional.
The riveting trailer hints at the sporting and personal turmoil around the defending Olympic champion’s preparations for Rio 2016.
That includes the increasingly fragile relationship with her father and coach, Peter Taylor.
However it also looks at the obstacles the Bray fighter faced throughout her career, including having to pretend to be a boy when starting out just to get fights.
That determination is evident as the film charts Taylor’s resolve to succeed in the professional ranks.
“The film unravels the deeply personal reasons behind the career low and shows the champion’s grit and determination to start over as a professional,” say distributors Wildcard.
The film has already proved a hit with critics and picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Katie, produced by True Films and Venom Film, arrives in Irish cinemas on October 26.
For venue information and to book tickets, visit www.KatieTaylorFilm.com.