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Mr. Muay Thai Nation

Mr. Muay Thai Nation follows Yonkers native, Greg Melia as he prepares for the toughest fight of his amateur Muay Thai kickboxing career. This film explores the character of a driven man, and how his love of family drives him forward.

  • Rishi Gandhi
    Arcade Oratory
  • Rishi Gandhi
    Arcade Oratory
  • Renzo Adler
    Arcade Oratory, Heavy Ink
  • Pia De Soiza
  • Greg Melia
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Sports, Martial Arts, Muay Thai, MMA
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rishi Gandhi

Moving between the Côte D'Ivoire, the UK, and US, Rishi Gandhi has spent years around the world but decided to make film his home. Honing his skills on short film horror schlock, broadcast news, and YouTube documentaries, Rishi Gandhi is also a producer on the web series Beyond the Longbox, and believes that making a good documentary means more than just being a fly on the wall.

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Director Statement

With this short my goal was simple: to find what drives someone like Greg Melia to compete in a brutal ring sport.