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Jelena Mrdjenovich is an 8-time world champion boxer, and currently holds WBC and WBA World Titles in the Featherweight division. Among the most decorated female boxers of all time, and Canada’s most successful international fighter, Jelena Mrdjenovich has risen to the top of the pro fighting ranks. As she approaches 50 fights in her career, she will have a difficult test facing undefeated French boxer Gaelle Amand in Cergy, France, with both her WBC and WBA belts on the line.
While Jelena is an elite athlete at the very top of her sport, not many people know who she is, even in her hometown. Through this documentary, we want to give the viewer insight into Jelena’s life and training, and what it takes to make it to the very top.


‘Jelena’ is a broadcast 1-hour documentary feature on the life and training regimen of one of the worlds best fighters, Jelena Mrdjenovich. The film will be released on April 24, 2017 through TELUS Optik Video-on-demand and will be available for viewing online through YouTube.

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Boxing is the loneliest and toughest sport in the world.
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Behind the Scenes

View some behind-the-scenes shots from production on ‘Jelena’.

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The Production Team

‘Jelena’ is produced by award-winning Edmonton based production house, Gruvpix Productions.

Ryan Northcott (1 of 1)

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Ryan counts his ‘get things done’ attitude and filmmaking instincts as his greatest strengths. As the head producer and director for ‘Jelena’, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the production process.

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Pollyanna H-B.

Producer and Supervising Editor

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Pollyanna knows what makes great video and what doesn’t. She acts as the creative director and supervising editor for ‘Jelena’.

Matthew Bodnarek (1 of 1)

Matthew B.

Director of Photography

A NAIT graduate, Matthew applies a wide skillset in video production in his role as director of photography for ‘Jelena’.



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