A powerful documentary short by Brooklyn-based director Paul Hairston (previously featured here). “Lions in the Corner” tells the story of an ex-convict who starts a backyard fight club as a way to combat gun and knife violence.


Director: Paul Hairston
Editor: Cavan J. Faucett
Cinematographer: Gaul Porat
Steadicam: Calvin Falk
Assistant Camera + Focus: Sinclair Neff
Sound: Matthew Seeden
Production Assistants: Andrew Tomassone & Joaquin Sosa
Pyrotechnics: Gaelen Smith
Additional Cinematography: Matt Ballard
Additional Camera Assist: Noah Fowler
Producers: Jake Ewald & Tripp Kramer
Production: Acres
Executive Producers: Matt McLaughlin & Andrew Simkiss
Heads of Production: Julie Hershan & Christian Silberbauer
Original Score: Tobias Norberg
Color: Josh Bohoskey @ The Mill NY
Sound Design + Mix: Geoff Strasser @ Mr. Bronx

Special Thanks:
Streetbeefs, Matthew Schaff, Brent Finnegan,
The City of Harrisonburg, Chris Wilmore,
Gavin Brivik, Sophia Pilar, Will & Susy Hairston,
The Smith Family, Kazim Karaismailoglu


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