I had always been a fan of sports documentaries. So, I was genuinely excited when I heard that a group of young filmmakers — Jonah Tulis, Philip Frank and Jesse Osher — had produced a documentary on Jon Fitch, which was shot during his UFC 87 welterweight title run of a couple years ago, as well as a deeper look into what makes American Kickboxing Academy one of the most respected MMA gyms in the world.
It’s safe to say that other than The Smashing Machine and perhaps one or two others, the MMA documentary scene has been pretty subpar. The official trailer for Such Great Heights highlights the fine job of capturing the roller coaster ride of emotions leading up to a fighter’s first major title shot. And Fitch proves to be a great subject, as he comes across as a humble, focused and hard-working fighter, who has been waiting his entire fighting life for a shot at the champion.
Many consider Fitch to be one of the best welterweight in the world right now and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA. He hasn’t finished an opponent since 2007, and that has led to a lot of fans, forgetting about the fact that he has beaten some of the best fighters in MMA en route to amassing a glorious career record.
And if you aren’t a fan of Fitch, there is still much to capture your interest, because what makes this film stand out is the way the filmmakers weaved in a unique cast of characters who help keep the AKA wheel turning every day.
And the best part is, this documentary is not only about the bright lights of the UFC, we also learn about struggling fighters, such as Matt Major and Nathan Moore, who could only dream of fighting someone like St-Pierre for the UFC title.
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An intimate and gripping journey into the world of mixed martial arts, as Jon Fitch prepares for the fight of his life.
While Fitch focuses on his training, the story weaves through the daily triumphs and challenges of the other fighters at the American Kickboxing Academy. They battle their inner demons and financial hardship, striving to make it in this world of blood, sweat and tears.
The stakes are high as Fitch prepares for the most climactic moment of his life, which culminates in an epic battle of heart and the human spirit.
If you are a Jon Fitch fan, an AKA fan, an MMA fan, or simply a sports documentary fan like myself, I recommend going out of your way to watch Such Great Heights when it’s released in June. You’ll develop a whole new appreciation for what it means to be a professional fighter.
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Director: Jonah Tulis
Distributor: Dinosour Film Distribution
Release date: June 4th, 2012
Official Site: http://www.suchgreatheightsmovie.com/
Cast: Jon Fitch, “Crazy” Bob Cook, Dave Camarillo, Javier Mendez, Josh Thomson, Pat Minihan, Nate James, Matt Major, Nathan Moore, Cain Velasquez
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