A team of writers, directors and producers are hoping to finance the development of a feature film with £3 million finance from crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk.
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A team of writers, directors and producers are hoping to finance the development of a feature film with £3 million from crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk.
If successful it would the biggest amount raised on any crowdfunding platform for a film production.
The feature, entitled Black Flash, tells the story of Laurie Cunningham who became one of the first black professional footballers to play for England. Real Madrid and Manchester United were among the many clubs he played for.
Recently retired football player and current pundit Jason Roberts has signed as associate producer for the film.
Rapper and actor Ashley Walters is in line to play the lead character, while the crew have approached James Cordon to play Cunningham’s manager at West Bromwich Albion Ron Atkinson.
If the crowdfunding round is successful, most of the money will go towards the production of the film and the provision of production services to third parties.
The team says investors will be playing an active role in addressing racism in football.