CAGED (United , 17 min)

Directed by: Nickolas Powers-Gomez

James, a talented but poor amateur cage fighter battles in underground (smoker) matches to make ends meet and build up his status as a fighter. His hustler brother Marco does whatever possible to help James in his journey with hopes of one day living the sweet life. James' hard work in the cage pays off when he is approached by a pro fight manager with a chance to prove his skills. As the doors of opportunity open for James, they quickly shut for Marco who finds himself indebted to Sonny, a local drug dealer. Desperate, Marco turns to James for help. James confronts Sonny and realizes that Marco is in deeper than he could have imagined. James is then faced with a decision that will alter the course of his life.