Title:  El Tigre
Category:  Shorts
Length:  15 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  John Urbano
Year:  2015
Country:  USA


Showing:
Armory - Sat 9:00 PM (4/9)
Shot in the Dominican Republic, this short film tells the story of two- time world champion featherweight boxer Ismael Laguna’s mischievous childhood, and how it led to his discovery as a young fighter. The young
El Tigre toppled tough man Carlos Watson in an impromptu match on the beach. Based on the true story of a boxing legend. 

Director’s Statement: John Urbano 

One of the most interesting facts of our short film El Tigre is that everyone in the film was cast off the streets in the Dominican Republic except for Yelena Noah (red underwear girl). No one from the DR had ever acted before. We shot El Tigre in four days, mostly in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, one of my favorite places in the world to work.
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