Magazine article Screen International

Jeff and Michael Zimbalist to Direct Rio Set MMA Documentary Bushido 3D

Magazine article Screen International

Jeff and Michael Zimbalist to Direct Rio Set MMA Documentary Bushido 3D

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Two Escobars directors (and brothers) Jeff and Michael Zimbalist are about to start shooting their latest feature documentary set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shooting in digital 3D, the film follows a young MMA fighter from the Santo Amaro favela in Rio as he faces the biggest professional challenge of his career by fighting his way out of poverty and onto the international stage of the world's fastest growing and most violent combat sport.

A host of Brazilian MMA fighters will feature in the film, along with Rio's elite armed police division BOPE as they carry out raids to pacify the favelas in the run up to the forthcoming 2012 World Cup.

The documentary is being produced by Benjamin Bush of Involve Media LTD and Josephine Rose of Bandit Country in partnership with LA company 3ality LLC, who are providing the 3D element of production. …

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