International Premiere
Selection 2021 On Demand

Catch The Fair One

Directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka

Virtual Screening

Credits  

Official selection

Tribeca Film Festival 2021

Honors

Tribeca Film Festival 2021 - Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Executive Producer

Darren Aronofsky

Director

Josef Kubota Wladyka

Writer

Josef Kubota Wladyka, Kali Reis

Cast

Tiffany Chu, Michael Drayer, Kimberly Guerrero, Daniel Henshall, Kali Reis

Cinematographer

Ross Giardina

Composer

Nathan Halpern

Editor

Ben Rodriguez Jr

contact

The Film Sales Company

USA 2021 85 mins OV English
Genre DramaThrillerAction

“Wladyka’s film is always gripping, always searching, and always testing the boundaries of its protagonist and its audience”
– Michael Frank, THE FILM STAGE

“A brutal take on revenge tropes”
– Ciara Wardlow, PAJIBA

“It looks for its invisible women - Indigenous and otherwise - with the urgency of someone who knows what seeing them would actually mean”
- David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2021

Mixed Indigenous ex-boxer Kaylee “K.O.” Uppashaw (Kali Reis) is going through a rough stretch. Temporarily staying at a women’s shelter, she works a diner gig while navigating the processes of putting her life back together following the disappearance of her sister two years ago. One night, a private investigator brings evidence that her sister may in fact be alive – and is being moved around a brutal sex-trafficking network. Kaylee prepares herself for the most ferocious fight of her life as she moves to infiltrate the monstrous underworld that tore her family apart.

Propelled by a commanding performance from WBA Super lightweight champion Kali “K.O. Mequinonoag” Reis, the first Native American fighter to win the International Boxing Association middleweight crown, CATCH THE FAIR ONE is a dark powerhouse of a film. Pulverizing with fury and grief, it’s the scorching culmination of a four-year collaboration with director Josef Kubota Wladyka (MANOS SUCIAS), who co-wrote with his star. As much a revenge thriller as it is a personal interpretation of factual crimes, the film addresses North America’s horrific crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women with urgency, coming at a time when it couldn’t be more needed. It’s enormously impactful. Hard-hitting and empathetic. At its heart is Reis, bringing the intense physicality of her role to remarkable heights – fighting sequences aside, her body language alone can stop a world war in its tracks – matched with piercing dramatic abilities that bring so much to the table. With strong direction and dimensioned character work, Reis and Wladyka have made a standout destined to be talked about for years to come. Co-produced by Darren Aronosfky and 2021 Oscar-winner Mollye Asher. See it. – Mitch Davis