Watch Elvire Emanuelle Star In Olivia Newman’s Netflix Feature “First Match”
This new Netflix film written and directed by Olivia Newman, First Match, centers on a young girl who gets into the world of boys wrestling.
First Match, the inaugural feature film by writer-director Olivia Newman, stars Elvire Emanuelle in the lead role as a teenage girl from Brooklyn who gets into the world of boys wrestling in an attempt to reconnect with her estranged father.
Set to make its premiere at this weekend’s SXSW festival before hitting Netflix later this month, the First Match trailer puts you right in the thick of what’s going on in this young woman’s journey. Hardened by years in foster care, this young champion-in-training feels like wrestling amongst the boys is the best way to get her father’s attention.
We’ll have to wait until the film is uploaded to the streaming service to know if her journey proves to be fruitful or not, but the film is unmistakably Brooklyn. There are some locations that only natives will be able to catch. Plus, First Match will also mix professional actors with actual New York City high school wrestlers.
First Match also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome and Jared Kemp The film will launch March 30 on Netflix.
Watch the trailer below: