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Lost In the Sauce: The Kalvin Henderson Story

A true, unfiltered, look into the struggles and triumphs of championship prize fighter, Kalvin Henderson. Nothing is off limits; his coach, his team and all the things you never knew, you didn't know, about a boxer's journey.

  • Bernard L. Oliver
  • Bernard L. Oliver
  • Bernard L. Oliver
  • Kalvin Henderson
    Key Cast
  • Kevin Lightburn
    Key Cast
  • J. L. Bribiesca
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Sports, Boxing, Lifestyle
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fayetteville Film Fest
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    United States
    November 11, 2021
    World Premiere
    Oscar Micheaux Award/Selected
  • Rogers Short Film Festival
    Rogers, Arkansas
    United States
    March 5, 2022
    Best Documentary/Selected
  • Cannes Shorts
    Cannes, France
    April 4, 2022
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tokyo Film Awards
    July 1, 2022
    Japan Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Fort Smith International Film Festival
    Fort Smith
    United States
    August 26, 2022
    Ft. Smith Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Bernard L. Oliver

Bernard Oliver began boxing in high school as a way to improve his hand-eye coordination for football and to learn self-defense. His boxing cross-training quickly blossomed into a love for the sweet science of the sport. Oliver went on to attend the University of Arkansas where he participated in their boxing club activities. While in college Bernard won the 2012 Mid-America Emmy award as a producer, in the student category, along with his Advanced Television classmates. He also placed second in the National Broadcast Society, South Central competition, again as a producer for a sports specialty show covering combat sports.

His continued involvement and love of the sport led him to Straightright Springdale in 2013 where he is currently on staff as an assistant coach and trainer and point of contact for all customer service needs.

Since joining the Straightright Boxing Team he has competed in numerous national competitions; winning his first National Title tournament as a novice at super heavyweight in 2015. He has since lost 50 lbs. and has dropped a weight class by maintaining a healthy diet and working hard in the gym.

In 2018 he added his second state Golden Gloves Championship, his first regional Golden Gloves championship and his first Golden Gloves national berth all at heavyweight. In 2019 and 2020 he added two more championships.

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Director Statement

It has been my goal since I was a child to create art. To show black boys and girls you are enough and capable. Probably to prove it to myself as well. The art medium has changed over the years but the mission is still there. I am blessed to be where I am. I can't wait to see where I go. To God be the glory.