The feature-length debut of acclaimed short film director Welby Ings, Punch is an inspiring and romantic gay drama set in the boxing world of New Zealand. Jim (Jordan Oosterhof) is a promising teenage boxer, training under the watch of his demanding and alcoholic father (Tim Roth). When Jim develops a relationship with fellow classmate Whetu (Conan Hayes), a Maori boy who spends his days in an old shack down by the beach, the two are to navigate isolation, homophobia and the of small-town life. As Jim discovers what it means to be gay, he realizes how little strength has to do with heroism.
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