Growing up in Liverpool Football Club’s 1970’s heyday, 10-year-old Jay and his best friend Sean spend their days playing football in the backstreets of marginalised Liverpool, gripped by the rise of celebrity footballer Kevin Keegan. When tragedy strikes, it changes their lives forever. We follow Jay’s journey as he returns home after 25 years and explore the ramifications of childhood trauma into adulthood.
About the Director:
Stephanie Zari is an award winning writer/director/producer. Her first short film MARIGOLDS achieved festival and critical success, screening at over 25 festivals and events worldwide. She was BAFTA shortlisted in 2014 for her short film DAWN starring Edward Hogg (Taboo, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jupiter Ascending, Indian Summers) and Keeley Forsyth (Happy Valley, The Casual Vacancy, Guardians Of The Galaxy). Stephanie’s latest short film, BEING KEEGAN, which stars BAFTA nominated Stephen Graham (Taboo, This Is England, Boardwalk Empire, Pirates of The Caribbean). It has garnered in-kind support of BAFTA and OSCAR winning post-production teams at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, Company 3 and Rushes and also secured Stephanie a PIA PRESSURE NEW VOICES Award. Stephanie is currently in development on her debut feature IN OUR BLOOD which has been awarded development funding by the British Film Institute (BFI).