Click on image to play video.
Trouble watching outside Canada? Watch on Youtube. Link below.
Watch Emptying the Tank on YouTube. 


A striking portrait of Chippewa mixed martial artist Ashley Nichols.

Director Caroline Monnet eloquently demonstrates and celebrates Ashley's inner strength, fortitude and dedication to her physical and spiritual health. This short documentary explores what makes Ashley so determined to rise to the top of the extremely competitive and controversial world of mixed martial arts.

Credits (Click to expand)

A DESC images production

Starring Ashley Nichols

Directed by Caroline Monnet

In collaboration with DESC

Original concept by Sébastien Aubin

Written by Daniel Watchorn

Cinematography by Eric Cinq-Mars

Editing by Jesse Riviere

Original score by Serge Pelletier

Production and post production manager Eric Cinq-Mars

Assistant director Daniel Watchorn

Sound Chris Newton

Sound design and mixing Jean-François Sauvé

Marc Boucrot

Assistant Colorist and online editing Thomas LaLiberté

Grip Alain Tremblay

Gaffer Jean-François Fournier

Production Assistant Kevin Lee Burton, Sebastien Aubin

Runner Kristopher Aubin

Design by Sebastien Aubin

Muay Thai Traditional Music Wai Khru-Ram Muay performed by Korphai Ensemble