Behind ‘Catching Lightning’: Lee Murray discussed by Director Pat Kondelis

Victor Rodriguez interviewed the director behind "Catching Lightning," the documentary on Lee Murray.

By: Victor Rodriguez | 5 months ago
Behind ‘Catching Lightning’: Lee Murray discussed by Director Pat Kondelis
Illustration of Lee Murray by Chad Stanhope

Director Pat Kondelis is not a stranger to telling stories where crime and sports intersect, and his latest documentary on “Lightning“ Lee Murray is no exception.

Having previously directed films like Outcry and The Scheme, he and his production company Bat Bridge Entertainment continue to tell extraordinary stories.

And when it comes to extraordinary stories in the MMA world, there’s an argument to be made that the biggest jaw-dropper of them all is the infamous Securitas heist, which involved Lee Murray.

Murray’s story has been a fascinating one not just due to the heist and its aftermath, but also because of the potential he had, the arguments of what could have been, and his current predicament.

In his latest documentary titled Catching Lighting, Kondelis and company delve into Lee’s upbringing, fighting career, an in-depth look at the heist itself, and the aftermath of it all. The four-part series was released on Showtime in April, with exclusive interviews and a ton of detail.

Kondelis was kind enough to spare some of his time to speak with Bloody Elbow regarding the project and the complexities of the Lee Murray persona.

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Victor Rodriguez
Victor Rodriguez

Victor Rodriguez has been a writer and podcaster for Bloody Elbow since 2015. He started his way as a lowly commenter and moderator to become the miscreant he is now. He often does weekly bits on fringe martial arts items across the globe, oddball street combat pieces, previews, analysis, and some behind-the-scenes support. He has trained in wrestling, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the occasional Muay Thai and Judo lesson here and there. Victor has also been involved with acting and audio editing projects. He lives in Pennsylvania where he plays way too many video games and is an S-rank dad.

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