A sensitive boxer searches for his dad. In this comedic three part series created by and starring Chase Fein, we’re introduced to Mickey, a boxer training for a big fight despite having a lot more on his mind. A lighthearted goof that’s also full of sincerity — it has fun with tropes and cliches without condemning them — “Boxer” enlists three directors (one for each chapter), Jennifer Ruiz, Ariel Gardner, and Kate Freund, to tell its tale of a sad-eyed, husky-voiced fighter. While his trainer tries to keep him focused on his upcoming bout, Mickey’s sister recommends putting up Missing flyers to help find their father (since he doesn’t know what his dad looks like, Mickey puts a picture of himself on the poster, over the caption “Looks like me”). After his nightmares and panic attacks continue, a therapist recommends hypnosis but that only leads him further down a rabbit hole of shame and anxiety. Meanwhile his trainer (who’s also his brother) recommends getting in touch with nature, so they hit the road for the desert, only to be thrown off course with the arrival of a hitchhiker who Mickey desperately wants to pick up (“can we keep him?! can we keep him?!). Unafraid to dip into broad comedy, the series is characterized just as often by its sweet-natured earnestness, led by the puppy-eyed performance of Fein. [Watch on YouTube]. (28 minutes). Creator, Writer, EP, Starring: Chase Fein. Director of Chapter 1: Jennifer Ruiz. Director of Chapter 2: Ariel Gardner. Director of Chapter 3: Kate Freund. CAST: Bechir Sylvain, Kat Mills, Curt Neill, Troy Ruptash, Brad Gage. DP: Nate Cornett.