The Los Angeles Rams and Pepsi, in partnership with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions, Operation Progress and content creators Shamrock Studio / DLP Media Group, are launching “Fighting For Light, The Concrete Rose,” a short film that tells the inspiring story of amateur boxer Meryland Gonzalez, a 14-year-old Watts native and nine-time national boxing champion determined to thrive in the face of difficult surroundings.
“This film has been a labor of love,” said head of production at DLP Media Group Matt Schlef, who directed the documentary. “Meryland is not only a fighter, she is a natural talent, gifted in so many ways. This unique film could not have happened without her and her wonderful family. And the collaboration with our partners including Pepsi, AVP and the Rams, helped make this an aspirational piece of content, and a truly memorable experience.”