Shootfighters is a thirty minute documentary which explores the amateur side of the extremely popular sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The film follows Aiden Hayes, a 20 year old MMA fighter and portrays the mental and physical trials he must face as he prepares to compete at Fight UK, an MMA event held in his home town of Leicester.

The documentary challenges the common perceptions of a subculture so vastly followed, it has become the world’s fastest growing sport.

Shootfighters is the debut short documentary by Richard Butterworth. An English filmmaker and graduate from Staffordshire University.