Fight or Flight

November 12, 2012

Fight or Flight

Hi, Fightorflightmovie.com official website.

My name is Peter McCarthy and I am the main character in this feature film.

Fight or Flight is based in Thailand’s Muay Thai boxing scene and follows my journey throughout Thailand. In our film, Muay Thai boxing is the catalyst for a wider story about bullying, aggression and violence in our society. The main subtext of the story is the psychological effects of bullying and the journey towards overcoming a violent upbringing. I spent over a year and a half in Thailand and the film is based on my personal story.​

​Fight or Flight has done exceptionally well at International film festivals winning many awards and nominations. Five times Best Documentary winning awards at Hamburg, Toronto, Long Island Film Festival, Temecula Valley, BIFF Wisconsin, Flyway Film Festival and the 2012 Underground Cinema Film Festival.

My Experiences with bullying​

Bullying began for me at an early age in my family home and then escalated when I entered my schooling years. At nine years of age I was knocked around badly by a Christian Brother teacher for a year. Later when I was in my early teens I was bullied quite harshly by some guys in my school both physically and psychologically.

The main turning point in my life was when I was attacked on a street and had a glass bottle thrown in my face. This led me on a precarious but life changing journey into Thailand’s ring fighting circuit. It is a journey that I will never forget and it has changed my life for the better.

At the time when we began making this film I did’nt know that the movie was going to be about this subject. It was only through the process of making the film that we began to see that it was predominantly about the effects of bullying. ​

The Making of Fight or Flight ​

We financed the film by investing a considerable amount personal funds, re-mortgaging the house and credit cards. The Irish Film Board assisted us in completing the project. We’d really appreciate if you watched the film legally as opposed to downloading is as we have a lot of debts to pay off – Thanks!​

I hope you enjoy the film and thanks for supporting the project. ​

Cheers ​​

Peter ​

http://www.fightorflightmovie.com/#!home/mainPage

Fight or Flight winning more awards.

March 16, 2009

Fight or Flight winning more International awards:

Winner: Best Foreign Documentary – Long Island Film Festival, New York

Winner: Best Documentary: Radar Hamburg International Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary for Artistic Expression: TVIFF Film Festival California

Winner: Best Documentary “Making a Difference Award” : Commffest Toronto

Best Feature Films Showcase: Moving Images Film Festival

Nominated for MAMA Awards: MAMA Awards Ireland

Nominated for Best Documentary: BIFF Wisconsin

Nominated for Best Editing at the IFTA Awards

Can be seen at

http://www.fightorflightmovie.com

Fight or Flight winning awards.

February 9, 2009

Good news item for Fight or Flight -

http://iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&aid=73&rid=4281883&tpl=archnews&only=1

See http://www.fightorflightmovie.com for more information.

Irish Production Companies

December 18, 2007

Irish Production Companies

Good Dog Films Limited

Film Production Companies Ireland – Good Dog Films Limited – focusing on Film and Television. With productions funded by the Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and independant finance, Good Dog Films Limited operates co-productions both broadcast and feature length in both domestic and foreign markets.

As one of Irelands leading Production companies, we have experienced producers and directors who are members of Screen Producers Ireland and Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. Good Dog Films Limited regularly attends the Mipcom and Cannes Festival markets. We are available for your TV, Film, Corporate Video, Advertising, Co-Producer or Co-Production needs. Please see our website www.gooddogfilms.com

Good Dog Films Limited – Please contact us with your film production needs.

A independently owned Feature and Documentary Feature Irish Production Companies with a drive to expand, explore and develop projects organically. Through many years of combined expertise and knowledge we deliver exceptionally high quality products to create maximum audience impact. The core element in each and every production is to seek out truth and wisdom through the art of filmmaking. With a reputation built on independence, innovation and quality and are avilable for your TV, Film, Corporate Video or Advertising Needs.
Gooddogfilms.com develops and produces film projects independantly or in co-production with co-producers. With a track record in Irish funding through the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council of Ireland. Good Dog Films and Television production is always willing to discuss your needs both foreign and domestic. http://www.gooddogfilms.com/ is who we are.

News:
Fight or flight is a muay thai boxing feature DVD film based on an epic journey into Thailand’s notorious ring-fighting scene. An adventure which saw a production time of over five years. Two of which were spent travelling throughout Thailand’s most remote locations where we follow a journey to understand the underlying cause of conflict. Fight or Flight premiered in Auckland New Zealand’s International Film Festival in October 2007. Fight or Flight is a psychological study, a martial arts feature film and an Odyssey of modern day man.

See preview on http://www.fightorflight.tv/

Cannes / Mipcom
Good Dog Films Limited regularly attends the Mipcom and Cannes Festival markets. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a meeting at any of these events.
Epilog:
Good Dog Films Limited is one of the leading Irish Film and Television production companies funded by the Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and independant finance. Good Dog Films also operates in co-production with both domestic and foreign markets. The producers and directors are also members of Screen Producers Ireland and Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

Please contact us for your film or television needs please contact Good Dog Films Limited, http://www.gooddogfilms.com

Film Production Companies Ireland

December 17, 2007

Film Production Companies Ireland – Good Dog Films Limited

Film Production Companies Ireland – Good Dog Films Limited – focusing on Film and Television. With productions funded by the Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and independant finance, Good Dog Films Limited operates co-productions in both domestic and foreign markets. As one of Irelands leading Production companies, we have experienced producers and directors who are members of Screen Producers Ireland and Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. Good Dog Films Limited regularly and often attends the Mipcom and Cannes Festival markets. We are available for your TV, Film, Corporate Video, Advertising, Co-Producer or Co-Production needs.

Good Dog Films Limited

A independently owned Feature and Documentary Feature production company with a drive to expand, explore and develop projects organically. Through many years of combined expertise and knowledge we deliver exceptionally high quality products to create maximum audience impact. The core element in each and every production is to seek out truth and wisdom through the art of filmmaking. With a reputation built on independence, innovation and quality and are avilable for your TV, Film, Corporate Video or Advertising Needs.
Gooddogfilms.com develops and produces film projects independantly or in co-production with co-producers. With a track record in Irish funding through the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council of Ireland. Good Dog Film and Television production is always willing to discuss your needs both foreign and domestic. . http://www.gooddogfilms.com/ is who we are.

News:

Cannes / Mipcom
Good Dog Films Limited regularly attends the Mipcom and Cannes Festival markets. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a meeting at any of these events.
Epilog:

One of our main products has been http://www.fightorflightmovie.com. A story based onood Dog Films Limited is one of the leading Irish Film and Television production companies funded by the Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and independant finance. Good Dog Films also operates in co-production with both domestic and foreign markets in Television and Video. The producers and directors are also members of Screen Producers Ireland and Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. Also Producers of DVD.

Please contact us for your film or television needs please contact Good Dog Films Limited, http://www.gooddogfilms.com

Fight or Flight – A note from the producer / director

November 27, 2007

Fight or Flight – see more at http://www.fightorflihtmovie.com

International awards:

Winner: Underground Cinema Film Festival 2012

Winner: Best Foreign Documentary – Long Island Film Festival, New York

Winner: Best Documentary: Radar Hamburg International Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary for Artistic Expression: TVIFF Film Festival California

Winner: Best Documentary “Making a Difference Award” : Commffest Toronto

Best Feature Films Showcase: Moving Images Film Festival

Nominated for MAMA Awards: MAMA Awards Ireland

Nominated for Best Documentary: BIFF Wisconsin

Nominated for Best Editing at the IFTA Awards

Thai Boxing

November 26, 2007

Fight or Flight - www.FightorFlight.TVFight or flight is a feature film based on one mans conflict with the world, told through Thai Boxing. Fight or Flight premiered at the DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival Docnz.org.nz in Auckland, New Zealand in September 2007 and is touring New Zealand until November and is now available for the first time on DVD. This is the official Fight or Flight DVD website. We have had much interest over the past several years about the availability of this feature film and Good Dog Films Limited in conjunction with FightorFlightmovie.com are now pleased to be able to offer this feature film to the internationally community. Fight or Flight has been supported by the Muay Thai Community in Thailand, Buddhist community in Thailand, martial arts international community as well as various social / spiritual individuals and organisations internationally. This feature film is available for the first time here on fightorflight.TV in Mid – November 2007

FightorFlight – Fight or Flight

November 26, 2007

Fight or flight is a feature film based on one mans conflict with the world, told through Thai Boxing. The film premiered at the DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival www.Docnz.org.nz in Auckland, New Zealand in September 2007 and is toured the entire country until November. We have had much interest over the past several years about the availability of this feature film and Good Dog Films Limited in conjunction with www.FightorFlightmovie.com are now pleased to be able to offer this feature film to the internationally community. Fight or Flight has been supported by the Muay Thai Community in Thailand, Buddhist community in Thailand, martial arts international community as well as various social / spiritual individuals and organisations internationally. This feature film is available for the first time on www.fightorflightmovie.com as of November 2007 The film synopsis goes:Director Peter J McCarthy is the victim of a merciless attack. The life-changing event awakens within him a primal urge to learn self-defence. He escapes to Thailand to deal with a tumult of emotions – anger, fear and revenge. He channels these feelings into Muay Thai training; Thailand’s national sport. Peter undergoes a mental and physical transformation; from victim to warrior as he prepares for his first step into the ring and to face his greatest fear.Fight or Flight is the real life story of one Irishman’s journey that takes audiences from the streets of Dublin to the underbelly of ring fighting scenes of Thailand. Whilst Peter’s initial encounters in the boxing ring bring him a sense of euphoric release, his experiences lead him to question even more the upsurge of violence in modern society. Peter begins to explore the nature of violent sport within Thai culture – from a brutal cock fight to a typical ring fighting event in Thailand in which one of the more bizarre draw cards include two mentally handicapped men.Told with great dramatic effect and filmed with truckloads of cinematic style, Peter’s journey into the East takes him to the edge of his own reality. Visit www.FightorFlightmovie.com for details and sales

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