London, September 2020 – Studio Soho Distribution are delighted to present HURACÁN, a powerful and stirring psychological thriller coming to cinemas October 9th.
Looks like it’s a bumper year at the cinema for MMA fans, following hot on the heels of Cagefighter: Worlds Collide from earlier this year we now have HURACÁN. Which from the trailer gives you The Wrestler/Warrior vibes, rather than the all action affair that Cagefighter brought us.
For the brutal world of Mixed Martial Arts fighting, only the toughest (both physically and mentally) survive. HURACÁN follows Alonso Santos (Cassius Corrigan) as he struggles to make it as a professional in the MMA sphere. As he lands punches and kicks inside the ring, outside he too battles – trying to overcome his Multiple Personality Disorder which manifests itself in his fearsomely aggressive alternate personality, Huracán. With help from his therapist, Isabella, played by Yara Martinez (True Detective, Jane The Virgin), Alonso prepares for the biggest fight of his life, knowing he must master himself before he can defeat his opponent.
HURACÁN puts us right in the middle of the cage, in the heart of the action, as we experience the gladiatorial fights, awash with blood and sweat. Helping to bring this rawness to the screen are MMA heavyweights including Grégory “Cheetah” Choplin who plays Alonso’s trainer (a former Middleweight and Super Middleweight Muay Thai World Champion kickboxer) and Jorge Masvidal (himself the winner of UFC’s inaugural BMF (Baddest Mother Fucker) title) as our hero’s opponent. With real-life fighters and consultants on the film, HURACÁN boasts a verité aesthetic and intensity in its drama.
Written, produced, and directed by Cassius Corrigan, HURACÁN highlights a fresh and exciting new voice in cinema. Cassius was recently handpicked by Ron Howard to be a part of the prestigious ‘Imagine Impact’ program, made up of the most promising new filmmakers in the world. Within the program he is developing a TV series set in the world of MMA fighting, with Entourage creator Doug Ellin as his mentor.
HURACÁN will spotlight this exciting emerging filmmaker when it comes to cinemas on Friday 9th October.
HURACÁN WILL BE RELEASING IN CINEMAS FROM 9TH OCTOBER.