Shooting for Socrates
( In development )
Written by Marie Jones, directed by James Erskine, and produced by New Black Films, Shooting for Socrates is a David versus Goliath story set in Belfast. It stars Four Weddings and a Funeral actor John Hannah, as well as Conleth Hill, Jackie Fullerton and Bronagh Gallagher.
This major feature film tells the story of Northern Ireland's match against Brazil in the 1986 World Cup, seen through the eyes of fans, journalists and the players themselves. The film also follows the lives of passionate football supporter Arthur, and his son Tommy, whose 10th birthday coincides with the big day.