Running time: 1hr 39min 13sec
Director: Rebekah Fortune
Producer: Karen Newman
Writer: Peter Machen
Production Company: Seahorse Films
Sound Editor: Anna Sulley
Cinematographer: Karl Clarke
Editor: Erline O’Donovan
Includes screening and Q & A with Rebekah Fortune
Synopsis: An inspiring and heart-warming story of a fun-loving teenager Charlie, who decides to unveil a well-guarded secret that takes him on a road paved with obstacles, prejudices, and confusion.
Football is Charlie’s joy. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make magic happen – a gift that many teenage boys only dream of. Now the opportunity for Charlie to play professionally has come along. It looks like Charlie will be able to succeed where his father could not.
But Charlie has a secret, a secret locked in his heart. Now, with his future seemingly mapped out, the secret cannot stay hidden any longer. Charlie’s decision to reveal the truth tears his once united family apart and puts his friends in turmoil. No-one is quite sure of themselves or each other anymore and the road back to harmony is paved with obstacles, prejudices and confusion.
Audience Award (Rebekah Fortune/Seahorse Films) – Mamers en Mars 2018
Audience Award (Rebekah Fortune/Seahorse Films) – Univerciné 2018
Audience Award (Rebekah Fortune) – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
Europe Generation Award (Rebekah Fortune/Seahorse Films) – Seville European Film Festival 2017
Golden Slipper – Best Feature Film for Youth (Rebekah Fortune/Karen Newman) – Zlin Film Festival 2017