A beautifully shot portrait of flyweight champion of the world, Juan ‘El Gallo’ Estrada, by New York City-based director Michael Medoway. Shot on location in Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico) and Inglewood, California, “El Gallo” takes us back to Estrada’s childhood — a time filled with loss and tragedy — as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life, continuing to overcome tremendous odds to make it to the top.

 

U.S. Production
Prod Co: Downtown Reel
EP: Jeff Murray
Producer: Lizette De Los Santos

Mexico Production
Prod Co: Gusana Films
EP: Fernando Uriegas
Line Producer: Guillermo Padilla

Director: Michael Medoway
DP: Alejandro A. Wilkins
Gaffer: Miguel Angel Alcantar
Key Grip: Mauricio Alan Loya
Art Director: Andres Paz Gonzalez
Prop Master: Marco Rabago
Location Sound: Francisco E. Herrera
Location Manager: Gabriela Islas
Transportation: Edgar Hernandez
Accountant: Susan Smith

Cast
Himself: Juan Francisco Estrada (El Gallo)
Young El Gallo: Said Acuna Lopez
Don Juan (Trainer): Alejandro Fidel Sarmiento
Dad (Tree Scene): Miguel Pereyda Ojeda
Kid (Tree Scene): Wallace Pereyda Perez
Head Trainer: Jose Alfredo Caballero Rivera
Assistant Trainer: Alfredo Leon Lopez
Assistant Trainer: German Leon Lopez

Post Production
Editorial: Trulove Post
Post Producer: Mariana Mucci
Editor: Ignacio “Nano” Recondo
Sound Design/Sound Mixing: Gonzalo Ugarteche
Music Composer/Supervisor: Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Rodrigo Crespo

Color: OLIO Creative
Producer: Natalie Westerfield
Colorist: Marshall Plante
Title Design/Animation: Dean Chapman
Lead Re-Recording Mixer: Eric Marks
Original Song “El Gallo” written by Rodrigo Mercado
Performed by Jose Talamantes
Recorded and mixed by Juan Manuel Leguizamon & Rodrigo Crespo

Special Thanks
Sonora Tourism Board
Hermosillo Film Commission
Gusana Films
Trulove Post
Caballero Boxing
Jeff Murray
Juan Hernandez
Kelly Samuels
HBO Sports
Cary Medoway
Wendy Wilkins
Brenda Bonilla
Hector Acuna Lopez

Fight Footage Provided Courtesy of HBO Sports & DAZN
Cameras Provided by CAMTEC

 

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