THE FIGHT WITHIN—a muscular faith film set in the rough-and-tumble world of MMA (mixed martial arts) premieres in 28 markets nationwide this Friday, Aug. 12.
Logan Chandler (John Major Davis) is a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts, but when his father, an MMA Champion, dies while training him, Logan leaves the ring not sure about who he is anymore. He finds a personal faith and romance with a young woman of deep faith (Lelia Symington), and seeks to overcome a troubled past and establish a new life. His new faith is tested when a local MMA professional (Matt Leddo)—whose only losing fight was to Logan—forces him back into the cage.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
Faith, Fists and Romance. At Last, a Faith Film for All Audiences
THE FIGHT WITHIN asks a question we all try to answer, who are we? The film seeks to leave audiences questioning the choices they make each and every day and how those choices can determine who they become. A bare-knuckled, mixed martial arts action film is not a traditional faith-based film, which suits the film’s creator. “Faith-based films often limit themselves to only a faith-based audience. We hope to engage a more diverse audience and share a message of hope and salvation through our story,” Writer/Executive Producer Jim Davis says. THE FIGHT WITHIN is a story about the vital necessity of knowing God and the identity that comes from that relationship. Talk to Jim Davis about striking the right cinematic balance to reach a diverse audience.
MMA Cage Fighting as a Film Backdrop?
Articles in leading Christian media outlets ask: Is Cage Fighting Ethical for Christians? and Is MMA Compatible With Christianity? Yet more than 700 churches use MMA (mixed martial arts) for ministry. Talk to stars and creators of The FIGHT WITHIN—a faith film set in a world of MMA cage fighting. How do flying fists advance a story of growing faith?
Michael William Gordon
John Major Davis
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