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ITV, VR City partner on Chris Eubank Jr. doc

ITV has extended its partnership with virtual reality production company VR City for a new film featuring UK boxer Chris Eubank Jr. The virtual reality documentary will take boxing fans inside Eubank’s ...
July 11, 2017

ITV has extended its partnership with virtual reality production company VR City for a new film featuring UK boxer Chris Eubank Jr.

The virtual reality documentary will take boxing fans inside Eubank’s pre-fight training camp for ITV’s pay-per-view Box Office.

Directed by VR City CCO Darren Emerson, the film gives viewers a look into Eubank’s Brighton gym. Audiences will watch the boxer during his training regime and sparring sessions, and hear from his legendary boxing father, Chris Eubanks Sr.

The film was created to promote ITV’s The Big Fight Live, returning July 15th to, where Eubanks will defend his IBO world super-middleweight title against Arthur Abraham.

The boxer, who moved up from middleweight for his previous world title-winning fight against Renold Quinlan in February, has 24 wins in 25 professional matches.

VR City will also shoot the fight in 360 and release a re-edited version on the VR City app.

“Sports audiences often see the final product of an athlete’s preparation but seldom get to see the toil that goes into ensuring success. VR is the perfect medium to achieve this and we are delighted to continue our work with ITV to realise their vision of bringing fans closer to the action,” said Dominic de Terville, director of partnerships at VR City, in a statement.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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