Filmmaker Daniel Kemeys reveals an all-access glimpse into the life of Jack Shore as he fights to become Wales’ answer to Conor McGregor.
“All the people see is the fifteen minutes in the cage.”
But what about what we don’t see?
Jack Shore is one of the hottest prospects in MMA, but his road hasn’t been easy. Between waking early for gruelling runs in the Welsh hills to travelling around the country for twice-daily training sessions, Jack’s schedule isn’t your usual 9-5. In this documentary, he reveals the mental and physical toll that comes with the life of an MMA fighter, and what he’s willing to put himself through in order to put his country on the fighting map.
“Who’d have thought”, asks Richard Shore, Jack’s father and head coach at the renowned ‘Tillery Combat’ MMA academy, “9 years ago when there was 12 of us training in a cellar under a nightclub, that we’d be the first Welsh team in the UFC.” Now, Jack Shore looks to follow in the footsteps of Welsh UFC fighters Jack Marshman and Brett Johns by rising through the ranks. He’s hungry, he’s dangerous and he’s coming for the best featherweights in the world.
This documentary follows Jack during the lead up to his fight at Cage Warriors 83 earlier this year. Filmmaker Daniel Kemeys “wanted to create something very authentic and raw, something that everyone can relate to”, and believes “the process of training for a competition is often more difficult than the fight itself, this is the side that many people don’t see in MMA”.
Jack Shore faces Federico Mini on October 14th in Wales and, as always, will be bringing the might of an entire country with him.
Tickets for Jack’s next fight are available to buy here.