Sunday, June 1, 2014
Check out the trailer for Shooting for Socrates starring Game of Thrones' Art Parkinson as 10 year old Tommy, and Nico Mirallegro, star of My Mad Fat Diary and The Village as footballing star David Campbell.
Set against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup when the smallest football nation, Northern Ireland, took on the mighty Brazil in a match that briefly reunites a divided country. This is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland’s football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also follows the lives of passionate football supporter Arthur and his son Tommy from East Belfast. The lead up to a momentous day in the life of a young boy (his 10th birthday) mirrors the build up to the big day for the Northern Ireland football team as they play the greatest match of their lives against Brazil.
Shooting for Socrates is directed by James Erskine for New Black Films and due for release later this year.