UK indie Zig Zag Productions is set to deliver Raise Your Game with Gareth Southgate, a feature documentary for YouTube’s Originals, ahead of Euro 2020.
The film will offer insight into England football manager Gareth Southgate (pictured above). Alongside Southgate, a line-up of YouTube creators — ChrisMD, SV2, Yung Filly and StuntPegg — will explore his life lessons, his career journey, and his ambitions — not just for the immediate future of English football at Euro 2020, but far beyond that.
“I’m pleased YouTube Originals commissioned this documentary and gave me the opportunity to listen to the stories of so many extraordinary young people,” Southgate said in a statement. “I hope others can be inspired by their stories as much as I am.”
The doc will see each YouTube Creator tell the story of an inspirational young person in the UK, linking back to one of Southgate’s three core motivational beliefs of “Be Kind, Be Brave, and Follow Your Dreams.”
Each story will demonstrate how Southgate’s philosophies are being realized in the real-world, whilst highlighting how young people across the country are raising their game to not only make a difference within grassroots football but their wider communities as well.
”We’re incredibly proud to produce such an inspirational project which couldn’t be more pertinent at a time when the nation needs uplifting stories,” Danny Fenton, founder at Zig Zag Productions, said in a statement. “Working alongside Gareth and the team has been an absolute joy and we can’t wait to showcase the true role of the beautiful game within society.”
The film is directed by Jacob Proud and Greg Hardes of Burning Flag films. The producer is Madeleine Sanderson of Curate Films and series producer is Dan Riley.
Exec produced by Zig Zag productions’ Danny Fenton and Matt Graff, Raise Your Game with Gareth Southgate launches this June on YouTube.