Fighting Fear
Fighting Fear (2011)

The friendship of an up-and-coming surfer and an aspiring mixed-martial-arts fighter is tested when unexpected roadblocks get in the way of their dreams.

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize

A documentary that reaffirms the hard-drinking, hard-partying, hard-fighting values of good old fashioned mateship, as Bra Boys director Macario De Souza follows the friendship of two friends - one a Big Wave Surfer and the other a cage-fighter.

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Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

With two compelling figures at its core, this engagingly honest and unapologetically positive doco makes for exciting and ultimately moving viewing.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

If you can wait until Fighting Fear hits DVD or TV -- it would have fared better as a one-hour TV special -- you won't be missing much.

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Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au

The film has no real intimacy -- which makes us all outsiders -- and no apparent goal beyond cheering these guys on.

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George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald

Putting to one side its rough edges, Fighting Fear is another compelling story of contemporary Sydney culture.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Macario De Souza (co-director of Bra Boys) and his editing team manages to balance the film's disparate elements of Joel Edgerton's restrained narration, fresh interviews, archival footage and re-enactments in a satisfying and exciting mix

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