…singing karaoke in a Korea town dive bar is sometimes all you can do to keep it together.
Screening in Los Angeles, Friday June 8th – The 5th. Written by & starring Andrew Oliveri and Robert Jekabson. Directed by Katharine White.
THE 5TH – Roman and Paul, boxer and trainer, wait in the holding area before the biggest fight of their lives. They have a volatile relationship, their history defined by short highs and long lows. Deep reserves of mistrust run between them. When Paul discovers Roman’s decision to throw the fight, and thus end their careers, Roman is forced to reveal his diagnosis of early-onset dementia. They prep to enter the ring one last time, working to reconcile their complex past with a now uncertain future.
This place must have been over 100 years old, a now-unoccupied, beautiful, mission-style church we found in Eagle Rock, LA. It became the boxing arena for ‘The 5th’
Shooting the final scene here with my co-writer, co-producer and co-star Robert Jekabson.
Our director Katharine White had a vision in mind for how she wanted the film to look…And boy did she execute that vision beautifully.