It’s the ultimate story, really. Imagine “Rocky” but with more cage fights and less meat lockers. If you’re a fan of people that just won’t give up, and being a fly on the wall as you witness supreme personal triumph, then GLENA is definitely a documentary film you’ll dig. The brainchild of Portland, OR-based filmmaker / director / editor and Digital One homie Allan Luebke, conceived (a.k.a. discovered) as he was working on a talk show for an independent TV channel in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. GLENA is a fascinating glimpse into the life of Glena Avila, single mom and aspiring professional mixed martial arts cage fighter. Glena’s commitment, vision, drive and talent are truly inspiring — and to witness the sacrifices she makes to turn a dream into a reality is nothing less than enthralling. Mixed for the silver screen by Dig1’s very own Ryan Mauk, we are thrilled to have been a part of telling Glena’s story, and can’t wait to see what she does next.
Chosen as an official selection by Slamdance Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival (which launched May 7th and runs until the 11th), San Francisco DocFest, Brooklyn Film Festival, as well as a slew of others, GLENA is a true tale of the underdog, except for where the underdog is a badass lady cage fighter triumphing over adversary.
Learn more about Allan, Glena and where you can see the documentary at an indie film festival near you @ GlenaTheMovie.com.