Catch the Fair One follows former boxer Kaylee ‘K.O.’ Uppashaw (Reis, who co-wrote the role with Wladyka) as she embarks on the fight of her life when she infiltrates a human trafficking ring in search of her missing sister.

Reis is the first Native American fighter to win the International Boxing Association middleweight crown. She also fought in the first female boxing match ever televised on HBO, and is currently the WBA Super Lightweight Champion. Reis is a fierce advocate for her Native American communities and has mentored at-risk youth.

Wladyka said of his work with Reis, “One of the most important issues K.O. speaks about and fights for is the missing and murdered Indigenous women of North America. This is an issue that we both agree needs more visibility. This film is the culmination of a four-year collaboration between K.O. and me. It is our artistic interpretation of a real issue. The world has never seen a mixed Indigenous, two-spirit hero on screen, and I’m proud of the raw, committed, performance K.O. delivers. I can’t wait for audiences to see it.”

Catch the Fair One also stars Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Chu, Michael Drayer, Shelito Vincent, Lisa Emery, Kimberly Guerrero and Kevin Dunn. Producers are recent Academy Award winner Mollye Asher (Nomadland) at The Population, Kimberly Parker (The Last Black Man in San Francisco), and Wladyka, with Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) executive producing alongside Mynette Louie, Derek Nguyen, Ari Handel, Cat Hobbs, James Hausler, Charles Stiefel, Todd Stiefel, Michael D’Alto, Chris Triana, Claude Amadeo, Shaun Sanghani, Sam Bisbee, and Arturo Castro.

Catch the Fair One

1h 25m

Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka
Cast: Kali Reis, Lisa Emery, Kimberly Guerrero, Kevin Dunn

UK Release: Digital Platforms 4th April 2022