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Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter.

Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future in boxing.

The short film is part of an larger and ongoing feature film project that will follow Jesselyn for the next 7 years – hopefully when she takes home a gold medal at the 2024 Olympics.

Director: Emily Sheskin
Producer: Ben Kainz