Nan~Tom Film Arts Launches "The Godfather of Boxing " film campaign on Kickstarter

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"Mendoza The Magnificent," tells the story of Daniel Mendoza, the man recognized as the greatest architect of modern boxing, and the creator of today's sports celebrity culture. A proud defender of his "Jewish Faith", and prolific author, he proved that his words and actions were as powerful as his fists.

Mendoza Portrait

Ron Marsh    
617-595-8287 or rmarsh(at)nantomfilmarts(dot)com
André Stark                
617-552-3804 or astark(at)nantomfilmarts(dot)com

Nan~Tom Film Arts International is proud to announce the crowdfunding campaign for it’s groundbreaking film, on the man considered to be the undisputed architect of Modern Boxing, Daniel Mendoza.
Executive Producer, Ron Marsh believes “ Kickstarter” is the perfect place to raise money for this untold story of an English hero, and one of the most important sports figures in history.
“Mendoza the Magnificent: The Man Who Revolutionized Boxing,” chronicles the life of the only Middleweight boxer to capture the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and transform boxing from street brawling, to a sport of science and art.

The son of Sephardic Jews, Daniel Mendoza was 5’7” and 160 pounds. Through his scientific approach to the sport, he was able to beat men twice his size. He was also an inventive author, penning the seminal “The Art of Boxing, “ the manual of Modern Pugilism. Ever since, all boxers have owed their skills to the Great Mendoza.

Evidence of Mendoza’s boxing style is displayed in the 2009 Movie, “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey Jr., in which the private eye scientifically dismantles his much larger opponent through a series of technical maneuvers.
An Icon to many in the working class section of Whitechapel, Mendoza rose through the ranks of British Society, to become the first Jew welcomed to the court of St. James. He was such a draw, that his boxing match was featured on the front page of “The Times of London, “ pushing the storming of the Bastille to the inside of the newspaper.

Another famous admirer of Mendoza’s “The Art of Boxing,” was former South African President Nelson Mandela who stated, “I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it. I was intrigued by how one moved one's body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced oneself over a match,” Long Walk to Freedom” (Macdonaldo Purnell 1995- page 193).

Mendoza the Magnificent is produced by Nan~Tom Film Arts.

Executive Producer Ron Marsh has produced, directed and written several documentaries for PBS audiences, including “The Cross and the Star: Jews, Christians, and the Holocaust, “ “Of Stars and Shamrocks: Boston’s Jews and Irish,“ and Rick’s Eyes on the Prize: Running with Team Hoyt.”
Mr. Marsh’s films have a broad focus on the daily heroism of people who struggle against their own physical limitations and communities that struggle against social injustice. “Mendoza the Magnificent,” fits the mold of these films, highlighting a hero who through his faith and determination changed a society’s view of what makes a Champion and a Celebrity.
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Nan~Tom Film Arts International, with offices in Miami and Boston, is a video production company focused on producing documentaries and television programming that reveal untold stories from the past, as well as undiscovered truths that celebrate the human spirit.

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