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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Coverage in Las Vegas | UCN


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Shooting Manny Pacquiao | UCN


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Documentaries

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Coverage in Las Vegas | UCN

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This week I’m in Las Vegas with the Undisputed Champion Network to cover the “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hare’s a handful of the videos we’ve produced throughout the week.

Mike Tyson Blasts Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson talks about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

MayPac Media Circus
This short documentary explores the media frenzy surrounding the ‘fight of the century’ between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Members of the media talk about the mass appeal of the event, how it compares to past fights, and the challenges they faced reporting the story. Interviews include Showtime boxing analyst Al Bernstein, former HBO Sports commentator Larry Merchant, UFC announcer Bruce Buffer and Top Rank photographer Chris Farina.

Shooting Manny Pacquiao
Chris Farina, Top Rank’s official boxing photographer, talks about his experience photographing Manny Pacquiao at locations around the world including The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and Mexico City.

Chris Arreola & Trainer Henry Ramírez on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Professional Heavyweight boxer Chris Arreola and his trainer Henry Ramírez talk about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fan Experience
Boxing fans from around the world who came to Las Vegas this week give their predictions of who will win the match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and how their spending their time during fight week.

Mike Tyson on MayPac, UFC, and Gennady Golovkin
Ken Miller, sports editor for the LA Sentinel, interviews former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, how he compares boxing with UFC, his thoughts on Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, and the pitfalls of wealth.

Wild Card Boxing Club – The Gym Series – Ep 5
UCN’s original series, The Gym Series, takes a look at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA. Owner/trainer Freddie Roach talks about the gym’s history, who has trained there over the years including Manny Pacquiao, gives us a tour of the facility, tells us about the time Floyd Mayweather trained there, and Freddie’s favorite moment when Muhammad Ali stopped by.

Larry Merchant on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Steve Kim interviews Larry Merchant, former commentator for HBO Sports, about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. They discuss Larry’s recent appearance with Sylvester Stallone in the Tecate beer ads, how Mayweather-Pacquiao compares to major fights in the past including Frazier vs. Ali, and if MayPac will live up to the media hype.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao – Keys To Victory – Breakdown by Al Bernstein
International Boxing Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein talks about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. He examines the different ways each fighter might approach the match in order to claim victory.

Credits:
Executive Producers: Damon Bingham & Art Horan
Director/Editor: Ben Churchill
Produced by UCN Productions, LLC
In Association with Television Four Studios
Distributed by Undisputed Champion Network

Shooting Manny Pacquiao | UCN

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Chris Farina, Top Rank’s official boxing photographer, talks about his experience photographing Manny Pacquiao at locations around the world including The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and Mexico City.

Produced for the Undisputed Champion Network

Executive Produced by Damon Bingham, Art Horan
Directed/Edited by Ben Churchill
Filmed by Ben Churchill; Jack Bilotta
Music by David Hlebo
Special Thanks – Top Rank Boxing & Ring Magazine
Produced by UCN Productions, LLC
In association with Television Four Studios

Watch My Documentaries On Vessel

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You can now watch my documentaries shorts on Vessel – a new digital platform specializing in short form videos. The site was launched earlier this year and allows viewers early access to content distributed on the web. Below are all the documentary shorts I produced or directed which are available to watch on Vessel.

“Bob Marley: Giant” (17 min)

Description: Dennis Morris, photographer for Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley during the 1970’s, tells the stories behind many of his iconic images of the musician taken at concerts, backstage, and between shows.

Watch “Bob Marley: Giant” on Vessel.

“Video World” (16 min)

Description: Documentary filmmaker Ben Churchill returns to his hometown in Connecticut to capture Video World’s final weeks and celebrate the dying culture of local video stores.

Watch “Video World” on Vessel.

“Toy Place” (17 min)

Description: A toy museum captures the wonders of childhood imagination and the maturity of time.

Watch “Toy Place” on Vessel.

“Wrestling Dreams” (5 min)

Description: Chris Baldyga lives the life of a superhero: gym manager by day, pro wrestler by night. This documentary provides a behind the scenes experience at the independent pro wrestling circuit.

Watch “Wrestling Dreams” on Vessel.

“Pin-Ups For Vets” (10 min)

Description: This short documentary tells the story of a nonprofit group led by former dancer Gina Elise and her beautiful, ex-veteran model friends who dress as 40’s pinups to raise funds to improve Veterans’ healthcare.

Watch “Pin-Ups For Vets” on Vessel.