‘Stylebender’ Trailer: Documentary Places the Spotlight on UFC Superstar Israel Adesanya


Take a look above at the official trailer for Stylebender, the upcoming documentary placing the spotlight on MMA superstar Israel Adesanya.

Directed by Zoë McIntosh (Dark Tourist, The World in Your Window), Stylebender is an intimate look at the Nigerian-born, New Zealand-based MMA champion. As per the official synopsis, the doco “goes beyond the octagon and delves deep into an unlikely fighter’s journey. Exploring Israel’s experiences of masculinity, bullying, mental health and the healing power of dance, the film is a poignant examination of the complex, electrifying and sometimes controversial figure known as ‘The Last Stylebender.'”

McIntosh and her team shot Stylebender over a five-year period and managed to get unprecedented access to the UFC World Middleweight Champion and his team. A FluroBlack production, the documentary was crafted with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission, the New Zealand Government’s Screen Production Grant, and was completed with funding from the New Zealand Government’s Screen Production Recovery Fund.

Following an international premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, Stylebender will be released in Australian cinemas on September 28th.