Manchester City FC and Endemol Sport announced the forthcoming release of a landmark feature film charting a year in the life of one of the Premier League’s most dynamic clubs.
'Blue Moon Rising' follows a group of Manchester City fans throughout the 09/10 season, capturing the emotions every football fan feels along the way.
From the initial hope and optimism following the takeover by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi and the ecstatic disbelief of a 4-2 win at high-flying Chelsea, to the depths of despair after a last-minute derby defeat, the cinema quality ‘Red’ cameras were there to capture it all.
Made by leading sports media company Endemol Sport, the film takes the viewer from the terraces to the boardroom with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the club’s new owners. Among the fans featured in the film is former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, who appears on camera to talk about his life-long passion for the club.
'Blue Moon Rising' will be directed by BAFTA and Cannes Grand Prix-winning writer and director Stewart Sugg and produced by Nick London, one of the UK’s foremost documentary producers with credits including Sky One’s BAFTA award-winning series ‘Ross Kemp In Afghanistan’.
The film will debut on the big screen in summer 2010 with theatrical distribution handled by Endemol in partnership with Robert Mitchell, former UK Head of Buena Vista International.
Global TV and DVD distribution will be handled by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
"Blue Moon Rising reinforces Manchester City’s standing as the most fascinating story in the world of football. We wanted to give football fans around the world a unique insight into the club and its future by getting them close to the action in this unique year. It will be a lasting testimony to one of the most exciting years in Manchester City’s history". (Manchester City's Brand and Marketing Officer David Pullan)
Gregg Oldfield, Managing Director of Endemol Sport, adds: “Our aim is to create something on an epic scale that will capture the beautiful game as never seen before. 'Blue Moon Rising' will combine cinematic production value and breathtaking footage with the very real human drama that defines the club and its fans. This promises to be an entertaining, intimate, and funny film that reveals a passion for football rarely seen before on the silver screen.”
In Italy 25 April is Saint Mark day and it's a bank holiday (national holiday), besides Saint Mark is also special here because it's Venice saint with a lion as symbol, as for England.
This year we won 3-0 against Arsenal in Carling Cup and there was Mark Hughes telling the French Wenger to fuck off ahaha and 4-2 in Premier League, I fucking hate Arsenal.
"Fuck off Wenger and his socialist football".