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Pictured from left to right, Director Pericles Lewnes and 4 Time UFC World Champion™ Randy "The Natural" Couture at Mann's Chinese in Hollywood, California

For Immediate Release
November 12, 2006
New York, New York


After taking 'BEST DOCUMENTARY' at the Foundation for the Advancement of Independent Film International Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. 'FIGHTER, a documentary' has been officially selected to New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF).

The NYIIFVF is the largest film festival in the world and has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival hosts film, music and art events in the two entertainment capitals of the United States: New York and Los Angeles. The NYIIFVF is known as 'the voice for independent film' and receives extensive media coverage. As indie guru Abel Ferrara famously quoted in an interview with Movie Maker, "This festival is the real deal; everybody else just talks about doing it and these guys just do it."

'FIGHTER, a documentary' has been quietly changing people's perceptions about mixed martial arts fighting, its athletes and their motivation. Set in the late '90's, the filmcaptures a slice of sports history as UFC Hall of Famer, Randy "The Natural" Couture transitions from US National team wrestler to MMA fighting legend. Shot by award winning filmmaker Pericles Lewnes, 'FIGHTER, a documentary' provides a riveting myriad of perspectives from analysis by World Cup gold medalist turned MMA guru Rico Chiapparelli to a young mothers first experience inside the octagon, the film deftly captures the skill, dedication, rivalry, camaraderie, and tremendous mutual respect among these 'ultimate athletes'.

'FIGHTER, a documentary' is scheduled to screen Monday, November 13, 2006 at the Village East Cinema at 181 2nd Ave (& 12th St.) in NYC at 8pm. For free movie clips and more info on fighter, please go to www.mmaclassics.com.