The Bare Knuckle Gentleman

A Film by Nishad Chaughule

Synopsis

In 1810, in a private cellar in London, one of the most auspicious fights in boxing took place. It was a fight between TOM MOLINEAUX, a freed slave from America and TOM CRIBB, the reigning Champion of England. Whoever won this fight would be the indisputable Champion of the World. TOM lost the fight unjustly. Bill, a Black retired boxer and trainer, wants to get a rematch for his protege, Molineaux. Consumed by his obsession over the unjust and discriminatory outcome of the fight, Bill goes to Cribb’s trainer, PERCY, to negotiate another fight. But Percy is unwilling to take another chance since Cribb could lose this match. Bill spends the film trying to transform Molineaux into an English Gentleman and secure a rematch. The film is about their strange but endearing relationship.

Director

  • Picture of Nishad Chaughule © Nishad Chaughule

    Nishad Chaughule

    Nishad Chaughule is a Student Academy and a Royal Television Society Award winning filmmaker. Nishad grew up in India loving films and moved to England to study filmmaking. He made several short films including the acclaimed, Border Patrol during his time there, which have won numerous awards and have been shown at various film festivals across the world. After working in the British film industry he moved back to India to work in the film industry there. Soon after, Nishad moved to LA. Nishad has been working as a junior coordinator in the Story and Development at Amblin Partners. Currently, Nishad works as a writers' assistant on the George RR Martin TV show called Wild Cards on HULU. Apart from storytelling Nishad is a huge history buff and a big fan of Billiards & Snooker.

Awards + Festivals

  • 23rd LA SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)July 17, 2019
  • BLACK HOLLYWOOD EDUCATION AND RESOURCE CENTER'S REEL BLACK MEN FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)August 17, 2019
  • 3rd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BEVEREN (Official Selection, Beveren, Belgium)November 23, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Nishad Chaughule
Screenplay
Rebecca Usoro
Producer
Jake Katofsky
Director of Photography
Ante Cheng
Art Direction
Jon J. Bush
Costume Design
Casey Nguyen
Sound
Paul Hughes
Editor
Seamus O'Malley Finnegan
Sound Design
Jinggue Zhou, Longwei Deng
Music
Michael Bahnmiller

Cast

Bill Richmond
Doctor Hayes
Tom Molineaux
Bradford Barnes
Christopher Neiman
David Aaron Evans
Chris Bensinger

Details

Running Time
19:12 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Industry Relations Office
Clementine Leger
cleger@cinema.usc.edu

PRODUCER

Jake Katofsky
jake@katofsky.net

DIRECTOR

Nishad Chaughule
nishadc7@gmail.com