KICKING OFF starts with the most important game of the season. Loyal fans Wigsy and Cliff watch in trepidation as their football team score the goal that will save them from relegation. Victory is bliss as a chorus of supporters chant and cry with elation. However, this frenzy of happiness quickly turns ugly as the referee disallows the deciding goal. With their hearts and fists pumping, adrenalin running and fury racing through their bloodstream, the fans take matters into their own hands and Cliff makes the fatal mistake of planning while pissed. Wigsy, a confirmed idiot, follows through with the said plan and in the darkest hours of the night he commits a crime that will cause chaos and catastrophe for him and his best mate Cliff. The beautiful game just got ugly.
The film stars Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat) with Warren Brown (Luther), Alistair Petrie (Sherlock) and Danielle Bux (Silent Witness) and follows two disgruntled football fans who kidnap a referee after he makes a wrong decision that relegates their team.
The film features cameo appearances from ex-footballers Robbie Savage, Mark Bright and Sire Geoff Hurst.
Director: Matt Wilde
Screenplay: Robert Farquhar
Music composed by: Si Begg
Running time: 82 minutes
Format: DCP, DVD
Festivals: Raindance Film Festival
Date: 22nd April 2016