THANK YOU STAN TRIBUTE
BAFTA-award winning animation and director Tony White has taken two years to create a unique hand-crafted animated tribute (in a short documentary style) to football’s greatest ambassador (Sir) Stan Matthews, in honour of his centenary year. The centenary of Stan's birth is 1st February 2015.
The film, which was inspired by the book Stanley Matthews: The Black Man with a White Face by Geoff Francis, has already been entered into more than 20 film festivals around the world, and will be screened in locations as far flung as Los Angeles and Mexico (for which a special Spanish version has been created). The UK version of the film has been voiced by Stoke-on-Trent North MP Joan Walley, who is a Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Football Committee. Joan knew Stan well in his final years and shared a passion for football. Also featured in the film are the voices of Desmond Tutu and the shy maestro, Stan, himself. Music for the film was composed by James Bell of All Out Music.
The first public airing of the film will be at the Beeston Film Festival, Nottingham. But Tony is happy to make it available for screening without charge in those places where Stan in held in the highest esteem, particularly Stoke and Blackpool. Anyone interested in arranging a screening should contact the Spirit of the Game production team for details on 01929 421632. More details about the film on http://www.sirstanimation.com