Manny is narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award Winner Leon Gast (When We Were Kings). The film features original music by composer Lorne Balfe (Inception, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and songs by Yardnoise with Chad Hugo (The Neptunes/NERD). Manny also features interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeremy Piven, and other notable celebrities.
SXSW Film Festival will host the WORLD PREMIERE for Manny in Austin, Texas (March 7-15). Texas holds special significance to Manny Pacquiao as this is where he accomplished his 8th world title in 8th weight division, a feat unmatched by any boxer in history.
SYNOPSIS. From abject poverty to becoming a ten-time boxing world champion, congressman, and international icon, Manny Pacquiao is the true definition of a Cinderella-man story.
In the Philippines, he first entered the ring as a sixteen year old weighing ninety-eight pounds with the goal of earning money to feed his family. Now, almost twenty-years later, when he fights, the country of 100 million people comes to a complete standstill to watch. The army and the rebels cease-fire. There are no cars in the street. There is zero crime. An entire country becomes united.
Regarded for his ability to bring people together, Pacquiao entered the political arena in 2010. As history’s first boxing congressman, Pacquiao now fights for his people both inside and outside of the ring. Now at the height of his career, he is faced with maneuvering an unscrupulous sport and maintaining his political duties, while still supporting his family and sustaining a personal life. The question now is, what is the bridge too far for Manny Pacquiao to cross?
Philippines Release Date: Opens in theaters on March 12th
Manny is released and distributed by Solar Entertainment Corporation.