3’20”, 2013

Opponent was commissioned by Channel4 and Film London (FLAMIN) as part of their Random Acts strand. It fuses boxing and dance to present a hybrid choreographic performance that investigates the different emotions and creative desires that lie behind these diverse forms of movement. Featuring Ahmet Patterson, British Southern Area Welterweight Champion, the viewer is presented with two very different expressions of masculinity.

The film forms part of a longer film, The Taste & Ache of Action, currently in development Charlotte Ginsborg is working with five boxers to develop further dance and spoken word performances.

Director: Charlotte Ginsborg
Choreographer: Anthony Trahearn
Music Composition & Sound Design: Gabriel Prokofiev
Executive Producers: Anna Brunoro & Litza Bixler
Production Manager: Rupert Savage
DOP: Vanessa Whyte
Editor: Charlotte Ginsborg
Featuring: Ahmet Patterson

Produced in association with Dust Baby Films