Rugby documentary As Good As It Gets heads to Amazon Prime Video
James R | On 22, Apr 2018
As Good As It Gets?, a new rugby league documentary, is heading to Amazon Prime Video this month, following its premiere at Leeds International Film Festival.
Leeds-based media company and film studio The City Talking will release their film through Prime Video Direct on Amazon Prime Video in countries around the world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The film follows the rebirth of British rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, the team’s ‘Golden Generation’ and the battle for a historic treble in 2015. It stars Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Clare Balding. Narration is by actor and long term Leeds Rhinos fan, Matthew Lewis — best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series.
The film will premiere at a sold-out screening at Everyman Cinema, Trinity Leeds, as part of Leeds International Festival 2018 on 30th April. It will be released worldwide the following week on Prime Video.
The release is being made possible through Amazon’s Prime Video Direct scheme. The self-publishing initiative enables content creators and storytellers to make their video content available to millions of Prime members, and earn royalties based on hours streamed.
Director Lee Hicken comments: “It’s incredible to be making this documentary available on Prime Video. One of our early objectives was to take this story to new, international audiences. We wanted to challenge the sports documentary genre and create something that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their knowledge of the team and the sport.” He adds: “We have asked a lot from both the cast members and our crew. I think we’ve managed to create something that’s really special for audiences, both in the UK and beyond.”
“We know our members enjoy watching sports on Prime Video, so we’re delighted to offer ‘As Good As It Gets?’ as another great sports documentary alongside our growing stable of high quality sports content available to stream,” adds Alex Green, European MD of Channels and Sport at Amazon Prime Video. “This story of a team battling for a historic treble trophy win will be compelling viewing for not just passionate Rugby League supporters, but for all sports fans – we think Prime Video members around the world will love it.”
As Good As It Gets is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.