The UFC Hall of Famer Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis was born on June 23, 1963, founded Tapout with Dan ‘Punkass’ Caldwell and Tim ‘SkySkrape’ Katz in 1997, and died on March 11, 2009, when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver, who has since been sentenced to prison. ‘Mask’ was and remains beyond death one of the pillars of mixed martial arts.
His story is the subject of the documentary ‘Mask’ written and directed by Bobby Razak, the only person qualified to tell his story properly. Among the figures reflecting on his legacy are UFC president Dana White, former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, and the dean of MMA referees John McCarthy.
“Everything I had in me I gave to make this film a reality, and to secure the legacy of the incredible Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis,” said Razak. “My mission is to let the world know what a pioneer Charles was to the sport of mixed martial arts; as one of the original incubators that kept the sport alive. MMA was once banned from most states in the USA. Charles fought tooth and nail to support MMA in its early years and to help fighters in any way he could.”
‘Mask’ will be released on April 3 via video on demand. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures, ‘Mask’ be available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, among others.