Well you may well ask, Why is Jonnys Cult films covering sports films??
Well the simple answer is that I Believe in miracles is about one of the greatest football teams and managers and assistant managers in football history I speak of non others than Brian Clough, Peter Taylor and the mighty reds, Nottingham Forest. Although over the time period of two seasons Forest still have the longest unbeaten run and back to back European cup wins in history, Two stars on the shirt this year proves that point. OK I sound bias but as a life long forest fan I am but I still remember Trevor Francis scoring and my whole family going mental, OK the last few years may have been a little hit and miss but with the passionate new owner those glory days will not be far away.
All release details below and watch this space for a review coming very soon,
In Selected Cinemas from 14th October following
A Nationwide Preview Event Screening on 13th October
UPHE Content Group to release the DVD and Blu-ray on 16th November
I Believe In Miracles will receive its World Premiere at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground on 11th October
Dan Taylor - Chief Football Writer, The Guardian
“FUNNY, UPLIFTING AND ENLIGHTENING – A FANTASTIC FOOTBALL STORY.”
In 1975 Brian Clough had gone from being football’s most exciting young manager to being seen as impossible to work with after walking out on Derby County, leaving Brighton under a cloud and being sacked as manager of Leeds United after just 44 days. His only offer of work came from a run-down second division club called Nottingham Forest who's brief glory days in the 1950's were seen as well behind them. It was predicted that Clough would last less than a season but in five he'd won a remarkable two European Cups consecutively and produced one of the greatest domestic football teams in the game’s history.
Written, directed and produced by Jonny Owen alongside Baby Cow Productions (Philomena, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), and Spool Films/Post (completed post production for This Is England, Tyrannosaur, Nativity 2/3), I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES features interviews with every player from that triumphant side to tell one of the greatest sports stories ever told. Using unseen footage of games from the time and of the great man himself, the players tell us about Brian Clough’s remarkable man management and how he convinced a team, largely written off by the fans and media, to beat the world’s best.
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES will receive its World Premiere at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, in the Trent Stand on the 11th October.
“The Miracle Men”
Former players from the legendary Nottingham Forest team of 1977-‘79, including:
Trevor Francis, Martin O’Neill, Garry Birtles, Viv Anderson, Larry Lloyd, John Robertson, Kenny Burns, Ian Bowyer, John McGovern, Frank Clark, Colin Barrett, Peter Shilton, Archie Gemmill, John O'Hare, Tony Woodcock, John Robertson, David Needham