Hitting cinemas on October 26th, Ross Whitaker’s award-winning documentary intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail her career. With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights.
Katie Taylor has won six amateur European championships, five world amateur championships and is an Olympic Gold Medal winner from the London 2012 Olympic Games. She turned professional after a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which saw her crash out in the first round despite being favourite to win. The film unravels the deeply personal reasons behind the career low and shows the champions grit and determination to start over as a professional. Taylor won her first world title within a year and became the first woman in history to headline her own Sky Sports show.
KATIE is produced by Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan (‘When Ali Came To Ireland’) for True Films and Venom with Andrew Freedman (‘His & Hers,’ ‘Mom and Me’) as executive producer with funding from the Irish Film Board, RTE, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wildcard Distribution.
KATIE arrives in cinemas across the country on October 26th.