Documentary Film

We are currently filming our crowdfunded film; The Dream, A Football Story, which is based on our sold out Fred Spiksley biography; Flying Over An Olive Grove. Like the book the film will tell the story of the birth and development of the beautiful game through the remarkable story of forgotten football legend Fred Spiksley.

For further information on our film and who has backed us please read the following overview:

Film Overview

Film Overview page 1

Since our successful kickstarter campaign, which saw football supporters up and down the country backing us, we have spent time assembling a team, writing a two hour script, buying props and recruiting the people who will tell Fred’s Story.

Filming commenced in April where we visited the home of Gainsborough Trinity to film their last match of 2019 against South Shields. We have since filmed at Villa Park, Molineux and across various historical football sites in Lancashire. In the coming weeks we will be filming at various locations with will include; The Georges Park, The National Football Museum, The Scottish Football Museum and various of locations around the city of Sheffield.

The voiceover for the film will be performed by distinguished Merseyside football journalist and radio presenter John Kieth. On screen anchors will be provided by Sheffield football journalist Alan Biggs and up and coming West End Actress Jane Crawshaw (Great Grandaughter of Sheffield Wednesday legend Tommy Crawshaw). Experts and famous footballing faces have also been lined up to help bring Spiksley’s forgotten story back to life.

Introducing Rough Jersey

Our production company is now up and running with The Dream, A Football Story set to be its first major release. Rough Jersey will continue to produce documentary shorts that  bring back to life the history of our national game.