a film by COMPEL


June is down, but not out. She’s just hit the mat, knocked down in her first ever Muay Thai bout. Gasping for breath, with the referee’s count climbing in her ears, near delirium, she’s faced with a seemingly impossible challenge: Get back up. To find the strength, she will have to journey deep into her troubled history, challenging everything she thought she knew about love, violence, and herself. Pushed past her limitations, June is about to discover just how much change she is capable of.

Viewed through the kaleidoscopic lens of memory, set in the crucible of the boxing ring, IF I RISE tells the story of a fighter’s spirit AWAKENING.


COMPEL is group of filmmakers who believe in telling great stories, messages that matter, and each other. Based in Los Angeles.

Lyn Healy, Producer

Ian Stoker-Long, Writer/Director

Francesca Ling, Writer/June

Brandon Alperin, Director of Photography

Roxy “Balboa” Richardson, Fighter Choreographer/Mia

Justin Schwan, Johnny

Lanny Joon, Khru