Indigenous athlete and breakout International Boxing Association middleweight crown winner and WBA Super lightweight champion boxer, Kali “K.O.” Reis, is moving up this year after taking the mantle in 2021 with an impressive display in front of festival audiences with new dramatic crime thriller, Catch The Fair One.
A propulsive, edge-of-your-seat thriller, CATCH THE FAIR ONE follows Kaylee “K.O.” Uppashaw (Kali Reis), an Indigenous former boxer, when she discovers that her missing sister is possibly alive and circulating in a trafficking network. She plugs herself into this dark and dangerous world to find her. Kaylee’s strength and determination are tested as she fights the real fight of her life—to find her sister and make her family whole again.
I missed my chance to catch this during Fantasia last year, sadly, but was thrilled to find out IFC Films scored a release for this year and as of Monday’s trailer release, the date is now set for February 11 in select theaters and on demand.
Josef Kubota Wladyka penned this, his second film which he storied with Reis, joining the debut actress with a cast that also adds Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Chu, Michael Drayer, Shelito Vincent, Lisa Emery, Kimberly Guerrero, and Kevin Dunn.