Tales of a Shadowboxer

Former boxer and local hero Jackson is released from jail. After he assists Congresswoman Robin Harrison in the elimination of the Falcon crime family, he becomes a target. Devin Falcon sets out to avenge his father's death. Despite a series of murders and political manipulations against Jackson, he defends his city from an apocalypse of violence.

  • Samantha Herrera
  • Sharif McFadden
  • Sharif McFadden
  • A. Clinkscales
  • Kyra Knox
    Key Cast
  • Luis Mejia
    Key Cast
  • Maleek Jackson
    Key Cast
    "Maleek Jackson"
  • Marquis Valdez
    Key Cast
    "Devin Falcon "
  • Tai Birch
    Key Cast
    "Harold Wiliams"
  • Iyana Campbell
    Key Cast
    "Rambo "
  • Antwione Saunders
    Key Cast
    "Brian "
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 17, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Brotherly Love Film Festival
    Philadelpia, PA
    United States
    September 17, 2018
    U.S. Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 17, 2019
    Best Women Short / Best TV Pilot
Director Biography - Samantha Herrera

Samantha is a Filipina filmmaker, born & raised in New York City. She trained as an actor, beginning her roots at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as a drama major. Her acting training continued at Hunter College, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre ('16), and London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (Shakespeare, '18).

TALES OF A SHADOWBOXER marks her debut short film in collaboration with producer/writer Sharif McFadden.

Currently she is pre-production for her film, Saint Vegas (2024): a coming of age drama/comedy.

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Director Statement

I believe in making work that makes one feel less alone, empowers others, Questions, and creates spaces of possibilities that weren't there before or igniting something hidden or asleep. I continually try to create spaces with a deep sense of collaboration. With the power of filmmaking and the rapid growth of this digital age, it is my hope that the work I do can reach places far and unknown--to offer up an invitation of hope, honesty, love, and the ground of truth.