FIGHT CHURCH is a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts. The film follows several pastors and fighters in a quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that some consider violent and barbaric. Faith is tried and questions are raised. Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?
The film is being directed by Academy Award-Winning Director Daniel Junge and his directing partner, Bryan Storkel. It is being produced by award-winning producers Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKehleer.
Our goal is to tell this entertaining story in a completely objective tone, and to let the story speak for itself. Like the Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp, the film will present these incredibly provocative characters in an objective and often sympathetic light.
We will ask the audience to come to their own conclusions about the connections between religion and condoned violence, as well as explore the growing mainstreaming of MMA in the US, and discuss Christianity in our post-modern society.
SUBJECT OF FILM: Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts
DIRECTOR: Daniel Junge, Bryan Storkel
PRODUCERS: Manoj Chacko, Davis Coombe, Shreehari Desikan, Greg Emerson, Ildiko Ferenczi, Eben Kostbar, Alex Kruz, Chris LeSchack, Dave MacLean, Joseph McKelheer, Drew Plotkin, Paul Proctor, Amy Storkel, Alyson Winick
COMPOSER: John Jennings Boyd