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Ross Whitaker's Critically Acclaimed Documentary 'KATIE' Lands on Netflix
11 Mar 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Irish boxer Katie Taylor.
The award-winning Irish feature documentary ‘KATIE’ directed by Ross Whitaker (‘Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story’) is now available to stream on Netflix in Ireland.

Having picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, ‘Katie’ intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail her career. With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights.

‘Katie’ is also available to watch on demand in Ireland and the UK on platforms such as SkyStore, GooglePlay, Amazon, MicrosoftStore and Volta – here.

Katie Taylor has won six amateur European championships, five world amateur championships and is an Olympic Gold Medal winner from the London 2012 Olympic Games.  She turned professional after a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which saw her crash out in the first round despite being favourite to win.  The film unravels the deeply personal reasons behind the career low and shows the champions grit and determination to start over as a professional. Taylor won her first world title within a year and became the first woman in history to headline her own Sky Sports show.

The documentary is produced by Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan (‘When Ali Came to Ireland’) for True Films and Venom with Andrew Freedman (‘His & Hers’, ‘Mom and Me’) as Executive Producer. The film received funding from Screen Ireland, RTE, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wildcard Distribution.

O'Sullivan and Whitaker won their first Irish Film & Television Award (IFTA) for Best Sports Programme in 2013 with ‘When Ali Came to Ireland’. Whitaker has received three other IFTA nominations since 2009. The pair have also received awards for Best Documentary at the Cork International Film Festival (2009), Irish Screen America (2013) and the Boston Irish Film Festival (2016). Whitaker's previous credits include ‘Anthony Foley: Munsterman’, ‘Between Land and Sea’, ‘Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story’ and ‘When Ali Came to Ireland’.

Wildcard Distribution released the feature documentary in Irish cinemas back in October.




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