The 2012 film I Beat Mike Tyson was recently released on the video sharing site Vimeo. The video will also be available for streaming on the websites ShortoftheWeek.com and IBeatMikeTyson.com. The film is thirteen minutes long and chronicles the story of famed Irish Boxer, Kevin McBride.
Back in 2005, the then unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson in front of thousands of people. Shortly after the fight, McBride disappeared. Filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein rediscovered McBride raising his children in a suburb of Boston. McBride is aging and his body is deteriorating but he is still a fighter. I Beat Mike Tyson is a lyrical film about a fighter at the end of his career who is struggling with his life.
The video was screened at film festivals all over the world in 2012 such as the HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto and the Camden International Documentary Film Festival in Maine. In the Fall of 2012 the film was released in theaters in New York City alongside Weinstein's feature film, Drivers Wanted. Weinstein is an accomplished cinematographer and director. His work has been featured in the New York Times as well as on BBC television, PBS, and in numerous film festivals.