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October Films, Brutal Media, New Black Films team for Liverpool FC feature doc

Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker James Erskine (One Night in Turin, Billie) is set to direct The End of the Storm, a feature-length documentary providing insight into Liverpool FC’s dominant 2019-20 Premier League season. The End of ...
November 5, 2020

Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker James Erskine (One Night in Turin, Billie) is set to direct The End of the Storm, a feature-length documentary providing insight into Liverpool FC’s dominant 2019-20 Premier League season.

The End of the Storm (pictured) will serve as a behind-the-scenes film chronicling the Liverpool Football Club through the 2019-2020 season in the English Premiere League, as the historic club – founded in 1892 – managed to lift the trophy that’s eluded them for 30 years.

In a year when sport came to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will offer intimate access to manager Jürgen Klopp and club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish, as well as interviews with first team players Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

The End of the Storm is an international coproduction between London-based indie October Films, Barcelona’s Brutal Media and premium sports theatrical producer New Black Films.

Produced in association with European satcaster Sky, the film will also be broadcast on Sky Documentaries in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2021.

Adam Bullmore, Raimon Masllorens and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers on the film, alongside producers Victoria Gregory and Rachel Ramsay.

British sales outfit Altitude Film Distribution is handling global sales on the film.

The End of the Storm is an ambitious, cinematic feature film that tells a story 30 years in the making,” Erskine said in a statement. “This isn’t simply a story about an outstanding sporting achievement. It is also a story about emotion, community and self-belief – in a moment when we need all these things more than ever before.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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