Magazine article Screen International

K5 Kicks for Next Goal Wins

Magazine article Screen International

K5 Kicks for Next Goal Wins

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EXCLUSIVE: K5 International has boarded documentary feature Next Goal Wins directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison.

The feel-good movie is about the stunning comeback of the American Samoa football team. They suffered a world-record 31-0 defeat in 2001 and became a laughing stock for a decade before landing maverick coach Thomas Rongen and setting out for World Cup qualification in 2011.

Kristian Brodie produces the Archer's Mark and Agile Films project. The filmmaking team was embedded with the American Samoa national team for months at a time.

K5 introduces the project to buyers here at the AFM; remake rights are already in discussion.

WME Global, which brokered the deal, is handling the film's North American rights.

The film is shot in 5K resolution on the RED Epic camera and 300+ hours of footage were edited in the UK.

"We've handled a few great documentaries at K5 and this is up there with the best of them. …

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