SuomeksiIn English

"I have never worried about my own life and despite everything,
I've always pushed forward.

The most important thing is to find your own way... and believe in yourself.
And find a trust in all that is good."

upcoming screenings


HEIGHTS THEATER, MINNEAPOLIS, USA

Saturday, March 25th, 2:o0pm

Information about upcoming screenings can be found on this website, on the Facebook page of the film and on the Facebook page of production company Obscure Entertainment.

synopsis


Daddy Loves You is a feature documentary film about a professional boxer who aims for the top while struggling with the shadows of his own life.

Jussi Koivula was orphaned at twelve years of age and later lost two of his siblings, all due to alcohol and substance abuse. He is a loner in Finnish professional boxing and not even sure if he has the talent to be a boxer. However, boxing is the only profession he's able to see himself having.

Now 29 years old, Koivula is a talented boxer whose career was recently on the line because of an injury to his eye. He's getting ready for a big fight, the result of which will decide if his career of 17 years can continue towards a bout for the title of world champion. After an appointment at an eye doctor, Jussi reflects on his bruised life while failing in his weight loss threatens to prevent him from climbing into the ring for the deciding match.

filmmakers and background information


Daddy Loves You was produced with no outside financial aid, it was filmed in 2013 and it premiered in May, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Written and directed by Ninni Rokosa, produced by Arto Koskinen, the film is the first feature documentary production by Tampere, Finland based film and television production company Obscure Entertainment.

The 56-minute documentary has received lots of positive feedback, where it's been told to "break stereotypes about boxing and boxers" and cited as "emotional and made with exceptional taste." Aamulehti, the local newspaper in Tampere, gave the film five out five stars in its official review.

stills from the film


Image dimensions: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 dpi.