“Punch” starring Tim Roth and Jordan Oosterhaf, Coming to Theaters March 10, 2023

Punch is a coming-of-age drama directed by New Zealander Welby Ings and stars Tim Roth, newcomer Jordan Oosterhaf, and former professional surfer Conan Hayes.

Jim is a young but focused professional fighter and at just seventeen years old, wants nothing more than to make his demanding father proud. With his life on track for success, Jim meets Whetu, a gay Maori boy who spends his time in an old shack by the beach. Despite his dedication and self confidence, after meeting Whetu, Jim must confront the truth about his own sexuality and his choices. 

The Star: Tim Roth

Tim Roth is an English actor, director and producer who has had a long and successful career in Hollywood. He first rose to prominence with his performance as Tim ‘Fool’ Condon in the 1985 film The Hit. Since then Tim has gone on to appear in numerous leading roles in films such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Planet of the Apes and The Incredible Hulk. Tim has also starred in television series such as Lie To Me and Tin Star. He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his role as Cal Lightman in Lie To Me. Tim has directed several films including The War Zone, Little Odessa, Restless and Broken. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film for his directing work on The War Zone. Tim is an active philanthropist and serves on the board of directors at Artists For Peace And Justice as well as being a member of the Global Advisory Council at The Centre For Strategic And International Studies.

Release Date

March 10, 2023

Where To Watch Punch

In Theaters

The Cast

Tim Roth / Stan
Karl Willetts / Manager

Conan Hayes / Whetu
Abigail Laurent / Chelsea
Matt Hicks / Referee
Jordan Oosterhof / Jim Richardson


Movie title: Punch

Movie description: Jim is a focused professional fighter who wants to make his demanding father proud. After Jim meets Whetu, a gay Maori boy, he must confront the truth about his own sexuality and his choices.

Date published: March 8, 2023

Country: United States

Duration: 98 mins

Director(s): Welby Ings

Writer(s): Welby Ings

Cinematography: Matt Henley

Music: David Long

Actor(s): Tim Roth , Jordan Oosterhof , Conan Hayes , Abigail Laurent , Sage Klein, Karl Willetts, Matt Hicks , Connor Johnston,

Genre: drama

Companies: Blueskin Films Ltd, Robin Murphy Productions, Dark Star Pictures, Peccadillo Pictures, The Yellow Affair, Vendetta Films

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