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Haymaker follows a retired Muay Thai fighter (Sasso) working as a bouncer, who rescues an alluring transgender performer (Ruiz) from a nefarious thug, eventually becoming her bodyguard, protector, and confidant. The relationship leads Sasso's character to make an unexpected return to fighting, risking not only his relationship, but his life. It's a story about human dignity and love.


Nick Sasso





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December 2020

"Nick Sasso is no stranger to the world of film, having worked in various capacities behind the scenes in film and television for many years. He was also the director of several famous ad campaigns. However, he hadn’t directed a feature, until now, with the world-traveling, mind-opening Muay Thai film Haymaker. The film is certainly about way more than just Muay Thai, exploring many relevant topics in an entertaining way. I really enjoyed Haymaker’s message of inclusivity." Film Threat

"Haymaker is light on its feet and doesn't overstay its welcome. It tells a welcome romantic tale with vim and vigor, adds a tasty touch of Muay Thai fighting, supplies a colorful musical background, and allows the audience to enjoy traveling around the world, all in less than 90 minutes." 

Screen Anarchy

"The trailer highlights the film’s blend of fighting and drama alongside its globe-trotting element (Haymaker was filmed in Thailand, Greece, Mexico and New York, among other locations.)" Rolling Stones

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