Genre: Family Drama
Filming: May/June 2010
Production Co: GalataFilm, Strangelove Films
Distributor: Vertigo Films (UK)
Cast: Perry Eggelton (Will Brennan) Damian Lewis (Gareth), Kristian Kiehling (Alek), Bob Hoskins
Crew: Ellen Perry (Director), Ellen Perry & Zack Anderson (Screenwriters), Ellen Perry (Producer), Taha Altayli (Producer), Timothy Nicholas (Producer), Mark Cooper (Producer), Stewart Till (Executive Producer), Mustafa Karahan (Executive Producer), Stephen Moffitt (Executive Producer), Muharrem Gulmez (Co-producer)
Eleven-year-old Will Brennan (Eggelton) is the world’s biggest Liverpool football fan. At his boys’ school in southern England, Will’s love and knowledge of the sport is all that sustains him. Then out of nowhere appears Will’s absentee father, Gareth (Lewis), and with two tickets to the biggest match of the year: the Champions League Final in Istanbul.
But before the two can begin their journey, Gareth dies suddenly. Determined to make the trip and honour his father’s dream, Will runs away. En route, he encounters Alek (Kristian Kiehling), a former Yugoslavian football star who abandoned the game during his country’s civil war. Despite his initial reluctance to help, Alek finds himself inspired by Will’s heroic journey and helps him fulfil his dream.