When Aydin is informed that the man he remembers to be his first love has passed away he is confronted by the idea that their memory will be lost forever with his own mortality.
As Aydin recounts being 16 and the relationship he formed with his boxing trainer, Asher, he reflects on the notion of melancholy and love. The film questions how we can mourn the end of a moment while it is happening and the intensity of attachments throughout our life. Aydin explores a synchronicity between the vulnerability and strength required in boxing and in his relationship with Asher.
Tapping into what can be recognised as happy-sad, there is a sadness in remembering wonderful things. This film explores human connection, relationships and what we learn from them.
When I first got involved in boxing most people (non-boxers) made the assumption that it was a violent, aggressive, typically “masculine” sport. But I learnt quickly that it demanded a state of being that was much more delicate and present, where you needed to read the other persons body. Rather than aggressive, boxing was much more like a dance.
The film connects Aydin and Asher’s romantic experience with their sparring (boxing) each other in a ring. When boxing, it is easy to protect yourself and stay guarded but in order to score points you must break your guard and reach for your opponent, leaving you vulnerable to being hurt. Much is the same with relationships.
I want to make this film to explore the ways in which relationships shape us as people. I hope that audiences can reflect on the way that their past and present relationships have informed them and their lives.
We need to raise $5,000 to support the making of this film. Your donations will go directly towards:
– Boxing training for our cast
– Location Hire (the boxing gym)
– Technical Crew Costs (data management, makeup)
– Gear Hire (additional lighting)
– Production Design and Costume Costs
– Festival Entry to market the film internationally and nationally.
Thank you so much for taking an interest in ’The Fall’!
You’ll be able to see how your contribution has made a difference to the making of this film when it is screened later this year (details tba).
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