Cat Velez - 7th Sept 2016

Emile Rafael has delivered this inspiring portrait of a boxer's commitment to his sport for Jamie N Commons's Not Gonna Break Me. 

Beautifully shot by Rina Yang, the video sees grainy, monochromatic footage and as well as gorgeous, subdued colour sequences of Mikael Lawal, a boxer who turned to his sport as a way to cope with his feelings of anger following the death of his mother.

After a short introduction where the athlete speaks directly to the audience, we bear witness to the effort he puts into his training - hitting the gym, giving it his absolute all, training for hours and getting up the next day to do it all over again...

PRO Credits


DirectorEmile Rafael
ProducerHayley Williams
Production CompanyAgile Films
Executive ProducerKatie Lambert
1st ADWayne Bentley
Director of PhotographyRina Yang
1st ACKate Molins
2nd ACBen Foat
Camera TraineeTomas Reid
GafferAaron Szogi
SparkGenki McClure
SparkRyan Montieth
RiggerSteve Daly
Art DirectorSophie Jacobs
Artist GroomerGemma Wheatcroft
StylistChris Amfo
DITKharn Roberts
EditorElena De Palma
ColouristMatthew Osbourne
Other creditsRunners: Kushal Gupta, Nicholas Grigorian

Cat Velez - 7th Sept 2016

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