Video: Boxing Movie “The Debut” gets rave reviews at Film Festival

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Independent movie The Debut Premiered last week to rave reviews at the renowned First Glance Film Festival in Los Angeles.

The film which chronicles 21 year-old Shane Shapiro, a cancer survivor, desire to become a boxing manager. The movie document’s Shapiro and the unique relationship with his first fighter, middleweight Cem Kilic, one week before their professional debut.

The film performed in front of a sold out crowd of more than 300 people, which forced the festival to move the showing of the film to a larger theater which which was The Laemmle Theater in North Hollywood.

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The film finished in the top four films out of 16 entered in the festival.

“This experience of having our film shown on a big screen is beyond words. This moment is much bigger than me, this is for every one who has been touched by Cancer in some way, with a dream a desire there is No Limit to one’s success. I want to thank my family who have always been by my side and my biggest inspiration in life, my grandfather David Wiener, a holocaust survivor who inspires me everyday.” – Shane Shapiro.

The Los Angeles premiere at Shapiro’s alma mater, Beverly Hills High School will be announced shortly.

Shapiro is the Executive Producer. Matt Conrad is the director.

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