First Match

First Match

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood, decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.

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Olivia Newman


Director: Olivia Newman
Producer: Chanelle Elaine, Veronica Nickel, Bryan Unkeless
Screenwriter: Olivia Newman
Cinematographer: Ashley Connor
Editor: Tamara Meem
Sound Designer: Ruy Garcia
Music: Olivier Alary, original songs by Little Shalimar
Principal Cast: Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome, Jared Kemp
Additional Credits: Production Design: Maki Takenouchi , Costumes: Brooke Bennett, Co-Producer: Kristie Lutz


Publicity Contact
Sabryna Phillips
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 102:00 mins