Make Us Dream: Amazon scores Steven Gerrard documentary
James R | On 05, Nov 2018
Amazon is stepping up its sporting game with a new documentary about Steven Gerrard.
From James Gay-Rees, the Oscar & BAFTA winning producer of Amy, Supersonic and Senna, Make Us Dream is the “definitive account of the life and times of the legendary Steven Gerrard”.
Born on 30th May 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside, Steven Gerrard joined the Liverpool FC Academy at age 8. He left 26 years later, having won two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup, one FA Community Shield, one UEFA Super Cup and, in what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling matches of all-time, one UEFA Champions League. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year a record eight times.
Make Us Dream takes a close-up look at the man behind the legend – taking in the highs of Istanbul, the inner conflict of staying loyal to his boyhood club and the turmoil of coming agonisingly close to the trophy that has always eluded him: The Premier League Trophy.
The movie was produced by Box to Box Films, with distribution handled by Lorton Distribution. Adidas are also the official sponsor and partner of the film release.
Director Sam Blair says: “MAKE US DREAM is an ambitious, cinematic film that reaches beyond sport. It tells a story that is both deeply personal and reflective of a wider story of our times. I’m very happy to be working with Amazon to give it a platform both in cinemas and Prime Video to reach as wide an audience as possible.”
The documentary will be satellite broadcast to cinemas nationwide on the evening of Thursday 15th November, followed by a live on-stage interview with Steven Gerrard himself. It will then stream on Prime Video globally shortly after the theatrical release. Here’s a trailer: