Screen Yorkshire invests in boxing documentary

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by Stephen Chapman

Screen Yorkshire is backing a new documentary from Moneyglass Films in Leeds.

The follow up to Being AP has been filmed over 2 years and follows the story of local featherweight boxer, Josh Warrington.

Fighting For A City documents his journey towards an IBF World Title bout, which will take place at Elland Road, the home of his beloved Leeds United.

“We were looking to follow the success of Being AP with another strong sporting story. When I heard about what was happening with Josh Warrington in Leeds it was immediately interesting, but nothing prepared us for the richness of the narrative and the compelling journey Josh is on,” said producer, Moneyglass Films’ Nick Ryle.

“It has been a privilege to tell this story and we are grateful to Screen Yorkshire for helping us to make this happen.”

The 90 minute feature is still being filmed and is slated for release at the start of 2019.

“Fighting For A City has a great pedigree in Moneyglass Films; their track-record in finding compelling subject matter and telling a brilliant story is outstanding. Added that is the backdrop of Leeds, with its fantastic determination, support and loyalty, making this an obvious investment choice for Screen Yorkshire,” added Hugo Heppell, head of investments at Screen Yorkshire.