‘Fighting for a City’ Released 26 November 2018

'Josh Warrington: Fighting for a City' © Universal Pictures

November 21st

Following Leeds’ featherweight boxer Josh Warrington, ‘Fighting for a City’ captures the sacrifices, struggles, surprises and joys involved in achieving sporting greatness, while also telling the story of a young man’s dedication to his family and to Leeds itself. From Moneyglass Films, creators of the critically- and commercially-acclaimed, ‘Being AP’, ‘Fighting For A City’ is made with investment from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.

Filmed over two years, ‘Fighting For A City’ follows Josh as he pursues his dream of winning the IBF world title when he gets to fight title holder Lee Selby at Elland Road, home of Josh’s beloved Leeds United.

Fighting For A City has a great pedigree in Moneyglass Films; their track-record in finding compelling subject matter and telling a brilliant story is outstanding. Added that is the backdrop of Leeds, with its fantastic determination, support and loyalty, making this an obvious investment choice for Screen Yorkshire.

Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments, Screen Yorkshire

'Josh Warrington: Fighting for a City' © Universal Pictures

'Josh Warrington: Fighting for a City' © Universal Pictures

We were looking to follow the success of Being AP with another strong sporting story. When I heard about what was happening with Josh Warrington in Leeds it was immediately interesting, but nothing prepared us for the richness of the narrative and the compelling journey Josh is on. It has been a privilege to tell this story and we are grateful to Screen Yorkshire for helping us to make this happen.

Moneyglass Films’ Nick Ryle, Producer of Fighting For A City

Josh Warrington, Fighting For A City

While boxing provides a backdrop to ‘Fighting For A City’, the film embraces the universal themes of sacrifice, love, ambition, pressure, joy and despair, making this multi-faceted and sophisticated feature accessible to anyone.  ‘Fighting For A City’ looks at the impact of Josh’s dreams on the relationships of those around him, particularly Josh’s father, Sean O’Hagen, who is also his trainer.

The 90-minute feature is supported by a #FightingForACity social media campaign. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @FFAC and at www.fightingforacity.com. Audiences will be able to get the latest news on the production, as well exclusive behind-the-scenes content.