Documentary short about the hybrid sport of Chessboxing.

I directed this documentary short in the autumn of 2010 as part of my studies at the London Film School. It is now available as an extra feature on the UK DVD release of Bobby Fischer Against the World from Dogwoof Media.

Kings in the Ring is a tongue-in-cheek documentary short that introduces the hybrid sport of Chessboxing – a sport that can be won by checkmate or knockout. We spend a week with the London Chessboxing association, see a title fight between Tim Woolgar and Hugo “The Wardrobe” Van Melick and talk to chess aficionado Raymond Keene.

Bobby Fischer Against the World at Dogwoof
London Chessboxing Association
Islington Boxing Club

Aaton LTR camera with 16mm Kodak stock.