If it Bleeds (2018)

Commissioned and produced by EMPAC, If It Bleeds is a moving-image work inspired by recent events in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Historically, MMA was promoted as something very ... See full summary »

Director:

Isabelle Pauwels

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christine Bermudez ... Cupcake Barbie / Celebrity Reporter / TV Host
Hank Bull Hank Bull ... Sax
Connor Dylan ... The MacGuffin
Dan Eberle ... HD
John Gronbeck-Tedesco John Gronbeck-Tedesco ... Futon
Sid Harlow Sid Harlow ... Sofia / Steffanie McMahon
Chris London Chris London ... Cowboy
Eric Metcalfe Eric Metcalfe ... Bone
Shon O'Neill Shon O'Neill ... Fiff Mendosa
Michael Philip Michael Philip ... Cage Announcer
Steven Allen Prince ... Celebrity Reporter / TV Host
Jason Russell Jason Russell ... John with an H Jones
Joey Schaljo Joey Schaljo ... Daisy Dogood
Jose Vaughn Jose Vaughn ... Walter Cronkite
Michael Way Michael Way ... Chair
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Commissioned and produced by EMPAC, If It Bleeds is a moving-image work inspired by recent events in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Historically, MMA was promoted as something very distinct from both boxing-a sport so corrupt that the best hardly ever fight the best-and from pro wrestling, which is totally scripted and driven by mic skills, costumes, and bad acting. But in seeking to expand the audience, MMA promoters increasingly court the artifice of wrestling to privilege the showman over the sportsman. If It Bleeds follows the fighters, commissioners, reporters and a promoter as they battle through post-fight pressers, promotional tours, and disciplinary hearings. The narrative unfolds in a game of one-upmanship as the characters are seduced by their public image and driven by the fiction that everything happens "for a reason." If It Bleeds uses the pageantry of sports-entertainment to explore the grotesque and sublime spectacle that is everyday survival.

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A touch of class- and a close shave. See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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