GFUNKY THE BOSS
Celisse Elaine: What is Gfunky boxing and what is the inspiration behind it?
GFunky: Gfunky boxing is a YouTube channel I created to talk with other fans that are passionate about the sport of boxing. Those who love the sport and also those who know as much about the sport as I do. Boxing is not as popular as it used to be, so it can be challenging at times to find boxing conversation at work and/or with friends.
CE: That’s great, to have an open dialogue with others who also share the same interest for the love of boxing.
It was fun doing the photo shoot with you. What made you reach out and want to create a small video clip for your channel?
GF: I am rebuilding my channel and seeking a new audience. Trying to veer away from drama and negative subscribers. I wanted to reach out to other boxing fans out there. Asked you since you do our family photos and are creative with videos.
CE: I’m happy to hear that you’re trying to gear more of a positive audience. It’s always my pleasure to capture your family photos. Thank you for trusting in my ability to creatively showcase your style with the Gfunky Boxing project.
GF: I always have stuff floating around in my head about what I can do differently. I figured reaching out to you would be a good idea since I knew that it would be easy working with you due to your creativity and for always being open to new ideas. I also knew how you worked from past photo shoots with my children and I am always down to support friends and family businesses.
CE: Okay, I appreciate the love. Why The Godfather references and song?
GF: I chose The Godfather references and song because I am a big mafia movie fan. The Godfather series, specifically the first one, is considered to be one of the best mob movies ever made. Plus the song is really cool.
CE: The Godfather is a classic. It was fun creating a mixed theme of The Godfather and boxing. It was also my first time incorporating slo-mo videos, photographs and live recordings into one and I think our collaboration kicked it out of the park!
How long have you played the guitar?
GF: I played guitar on and off for about twenty years or so. I wish I had more time to play it though, but I just don’t. Music has always been a love of mine for a really long time.
CE: You play the guitar very well and must make time to play it more often!
I must say, I enjoyed working with you and I am excited to share our project with the world! Thanks for doing this small interview/introduction with me.
Director of Photography & Edited by Celisse Elaine
Music composed by GFUNKY
Additional music by Tessa Ying