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Sylvester Stallone narrates new Rocky documentary soon to be released by Dorset-based Branded Studios

Do you remember the iconic 1976 American movie Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone as the small-time boxer Rocky Balboa? It’s one of those all-time classics that stays with you forever.


It inspired Charlotte Fantelli, managing director of Branded Studios in Christchurch and self-confessed Rocky fan, to such an extent that she is in the process of delivering an exclusive documentary about the making of Rocky to a worldwide audience.

Narrated by Sylvester Stallone, ‘Becoming Rocky’ will be available from 9 June and is set to make Branded Studios part of film history.

See the trailer here

The Christchurch-based film and video production company has just announced the worldwide distribution rights (ex US) to the documentary.

Over 40 years’ ago Sylvester Stallone was an unknown actor with a dream. This incredible untold story, Becoming Rocky, charts the creation of the most classic underdog story of all time, passionately chronicled by the legend himself.

This new biographical documentary is the epitome of a real life rags to riches story. The whole world knows the Rocky franchise but very few know how this iconic film changed the lives of so many involved.

This biopic will not only appeal to die-hard Rocky fans but to those interested in how cinematographic history was made during the making of the first film. Rocky not only changed the lives of many for generations to come, but it revolutionised the art of filmmaking.

A feel good story about a feel good movie

With a worldwide release date of 9 June, Rocky will once again be brought to life with rare, behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage, and stunningly woven together with Sylvester Stallone’s passionate and relatable narration.

A Derek Wayne Johnson documentary, it allows the audience to delve into the heart of this legendary story. A must-see for any Rocky fan, but moreover, a story that has the grit, determination and never-give-up spirit that is so powerful and much needed in these difficult times.

Exclusive footage

Personal home movie and behind the scenes on-set footage, give a personal rendition of what it was like for an unknown actor to come from nowhere and make one of the most iconic movie franchises of our time.

Charlotte Fantelli says, “Just as Rocky inspired me and millions of others, the story of its creation is just as incredible. This documentary is a truly inspiring human spirit story and I am overwhelmingly proud to be presenting it to the worldwide market.”

Visit to pre-order your digital download now or get involved with the hype on social – follow @BecomingRocky on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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