Filming Tayla Harris (Australian Boxer and AFLW superstar) was frightening. Getting up close and personal with her, having her throw punches down the barrel of the Sony FS7 made our cinematographer (Jono Cowan) fear for his face. Murphy’s Gym in Melbourne had the perfect rustic, old school gym feel, meaning we could work with the lighting in-situ. Old gym’s are generally fantastic open spaces, large fogged windows on most exterior walls which allows for incredible large sources of soft light. The green tint of florescent tubes made for a gritty look which we embraced. Shooting Tayla’s fight at the Australian Title was intense! Getting ringside with a couple of thousand fight hungry audience members, made for a serious sweat box, but an amazing experience.
Client: More than Management/Tayla Harris
Producer: Jake Weatherson
Director/D.O.P: Jonathan Cowan