Blue Moon Rising follows a group of Manchester City fans throughout the 09/10 season, beautifully capturing the emotions every football fan feels along the way. From the initial hope and optimism following the takeover by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi and the ecstatic disbelief of a 4-2 win at high-flying Chelsea, right through to the depths of despair after a last minute derby defeat to Manchester United.
Manchester City’s Brand and Marketing Officer David Pullan commented: “Blue Moon Rising reinforces Manchester City’s standing as the most fascinating story in the world of football. We wanted to give football fans around the world a unique insight into the club and its future by getting them close to the action in this unique year. It will be a lasting testimony to one of the most exciting years in Manchester City’s history.”
Gregg Oldfield, Managing Director of Endemol Sport added: “Our aim is to create something on an epic scale that will capture the beautiful game as never seen before. Blue Moon Rising will combine cinematic production value and breathtaking footage with the very real human drama that defines the club and its fans. This promises to be an entertaining, intimate, and funny film that reveals a passion for football rarely seen before on the silver screen.”
The behind-the scenes landmark feature film documentary will be Buena Vista International released to selected cinemas from Friday 17th September.
Blue Moon Rising will premiere at The Printworks in town this Thursday, 9th September. The full Manchester City squad led by Roberto Mancini will be in attendance.
The stunning film was produced by Endemol and ace documentary producer Nick London, directed by BAFTA and Cannes Grand Prix winning writer and director Stewart Sugg.