Uppercut (Pilot)

After his trainer lands him a life-changing fight, Mike must balance his life
as a father with the new demands of an intense training regimen.

 

Synopsis

After getting a tough update about the declining health of his Father, Mike learns that his trainer is working on lining up a breakthrough fight. After spending some quality time with his daughter, and agreeing to spend more time with his ex-wife, Mike gets admonished for not training harder. He re-commits, just in time for the fight to become official. However venue issues get in the way of his payday and he succumbs to some bad habits throwing his life into chaos. Can Mike turn a setback into a strength? And can he change the story of his life with just one fight?

 

Tone

Most cinematic boxing stories take place on the East Coast – NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey – but Uppercut brings the grit of boxing to the palm trees and sunny beaches of Los Angeles, where everyone loves to dream big but a select few love to put in the hard work. Uppercut brings a romanticized sensibility to this struggle, leaning heavy into family and the great joys of life well lived.

 

Characters

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Mike

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Alex

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Sean

Smiling Businessman

Christine

Portrait of Smiling Woman

Tiza

Smiling Man with Glasses

Diahanna

Happy Young Man

Alan

Smiling Young Woman

Lucy

 

Crew

  • Director - Scott Ledger

  • Writer - Scott Ledger

  • Producers - Michael Madden and Scott Ledger