Allison Kindred | 09.28.2014
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Feeling extremely busy, exhausted, and emotionally spent from all the hard work we’ve been putting into the festival, all I wanted to do was hit the gym for a much needed stress relief session. Instead, I opted for a quiet night on the couch with my husband, watching and scoring films for the festival.
Right from the start of Hardy, I felt a sense of empowerment and inspiration as Heather “The Heat” Hardy runs across the Brooklyn Bridge. I might be too busy to get myself to the gym but if anything was going to inspire me to push myself- it was this story!
A must see during the festival, you’ll find yourself constantly rooting for Hardy to win. The film left me inspired to walk into my next challenge with the same confidence and drive. Fight is the overall theme to this story. Fight in the physical sense- she is an aspiring professional female boxer– but also the fight to push yourself. Fight for what you want in life and in your dreams. Fight to give your loved ones a better life then you. Fight for your relationships. Fight to be the first. The best. The only one. And the fight to keep going…
If you need any kind of push or confidence boost, Hardy should be on your schedule. A wonderfully told story about a girl who doesn’t stop or give up! I found myself punching my way through the film and ready to get in the ring!
– Allison Kindred, Development Director
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