A powerful short by New York City-based director Jake Oleson (previously featured here). More than just a portrait of an aspiring boxer, “Ivry” offers an intimate look at one young man’s resilience and reflections on growing up in the South Side of Chicago.


Ivry Hall
Elijah Tribitt
Elizabeth Talbert
Anaisha Johnson
Tina Colonna
Tremaine Wilson
Sahid Wilson
Oscar Ochoa

Director/Editor: Jake Oleson
Director of Photography: David Vollrath
Producer: Jon Melton
Executive Producer: Andrew Simkiss
Executive Producer: Matt McLaughlin
Head of Production: Julie Hershan
Local Fixer: Zack Stoner
Local Fixer: Tony Woods
Sound Design/Mix: Bobb Barito
Composer: Jay Wadley
Colorist: Mikey Rossiter
Post Producer Evan Bauer
Steadicam Operator: Blaine Baker
Gaffer: Igor Cedeno
Production Sound Mixer: Scott Palmer
Assistant Camera: Doug Durant
Assistant Camera: Cory Solon
Set Production Assistant: Marlon Bracamontes
Lighting by:

Special Thanks:
Sally Hazelgrove, Jean-Marc, Acres New York, Crushers Club, Golden Gloves Chicago, Michelle Keim Photography, Ms, Liz, Tailor’s Row, Kodak, Fotokem, Martin Taube, TCS, Doug Durant, Jonathan Lannazzo-Simmons, Camera Ambassador, Panavision Chicago, FilmGear Chicago, Voyager Creative, Han Yan, Becky Di Lallo, Chris Tharp, Chicagoland Truck Rental

Dedicated to Zack Stoner


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