Taya braces for a great fight

27/04/2020 Posted by admin

Fight Like a Woman: Taya Calder-Mason of Newcastle in training for the short film she wrote, directed and starred in. Picture: Simone De Peak“It feels like I”m putting the last brick on a new house.”

That’s how Taya Calder-Mason this week describedputting the final touches on her debut short film, Fight Like A Woman, which will have a private showing in Newcastle on Sunday at The Edwards.

The 20-year-old Novocastrian wrote, directed and starred in the gritty flick that depicts a woman declaring herself equal to a man in the boxing ring. It was shot at Tuff’ NUp gym in Newcastle’s West End in August 2017.

Calder-Mason spilled no blood during filming, but admitted she was“full of bruises on my legs and arms” afterwards.

“I’m nervous, but I’m really excited,” she said about the film, which she willbepitching to film festivals.

The cast includes Matthew Clarke, Paul Antony Rogers and Brenton Prince.

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