Experiencing Interruptions?


MMA fighting gave Coco an escape. But when tragedy strikes, Chris finds himself at the beginning of a whole new fight -- the fight for his life.

This is a story of resilience, vulnerability and sacrifice in the face of life’s most insurmountable hurdles.

Filmed over the course of 3 years, MOMENTUM is a vérité feature documentary following one man’s exhilarating journey out of the darkness and back in the ring.

“Momentum is an inspiring and a perfect display of the human condition and spirit. Every athlete should see it, not just aspiring athletes but players at all levels.”

Ric Blas Jr
2X Judo Olympian

“Beyond inspirational, Momentum poignantly reveals the heart, soul, and capabilities of what humans can do when they put their minds to it.”
Mischa Geracoulis

  • Michelle Aguilar
    The Prospector, No Place to Grow, El Cacao
  • Lane Power
  • Michelle Aguilar
  • Lane Power
    Director of Photography
  • Dan Fipphen
  • Simón Wilson
  • Chris 'Coco' Cocores
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Wallace
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 28 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital, RED, BMPCC4K
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Director Biography

Michelle earned an M.A in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has produced numerous nonfiction multimedia projects in cultures and communities across the world. Her work has screened at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Banff Film Festival, Carmel International Film Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, and has been recognized at the IDA awards, Social Justice Film Festival and the DC Environmental Film Festival.

As a Documentary Filmmaker, she is committed to social equality and fair representation of marginalized populations. By harnessing the power of narrative visuals and technology, she feels like she is able to contribute to an art that provides an accessible and entertaining avenue for people to learn, grow, connect, and act.


Lane is a talented director and cinematographer with a 17 year career in filmmaking. His work has covered action sports, natural history documentaries, commercial work, and fine art.

Lane has a particular interest in people and their stories which are always more complex than outward appearances would suggest. He strives to use his work to help people understand each other and believes that empathy is one of our most powerful tools.

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Director Statement

"I believe a documentary project directly reflects the relationship between the filmmaker and those being filmed, thus, my work explicitly represents the trust, commitment, and reverence I have established with those who share their story with me.

I make my films with the intention of connecting people, alleviating ethnocentrism, and providing visual and narrative evidence to help people learn about the world in which we live, consequently sparking a reaction, probing questions and exploring the idea of social change."

-Michelle Aguilar