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4 March 2019

Play as you are.

by Andrew MacGregor


Carling: “Black Country Fusion” - 7 mins 41s

This winning documentary from Carling and director Stella Scott focuses on Sunday league trailblazers Black Country Fusion FC - a team that welcomes players of any gender or sexual preference. Juggling match day preparations with the odd pint of lager, on and off-field representatives discuss what it means to be an LGBTQ-friendly football club.

The team certainly stand out - and not just because of their pink strip. As one contributor explains, Sunday league football is all about "dodgy pitches, dodgy refs, dodgy goals, and dodgy decisions", yet the Wolverhampton outfit wish to bring new faces and a fresh outlook to the game.

The end result is a worthy and engaging glimpse at football's growing inclusivity drive. Even if the advertised brand isn't to your taste, the prospect of a more enlightened game is worth raising a glass to.


Creative Agency: Havas London Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Ben Mooge
Creative Director: Lynsey Atkin
Creative: Lynsey Atkin / Sam Turk / Paul Robbins
Agency Exec Producer: Kiri Carch
Agency Producer: Katie Wood
Film Production: Somesuch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Stella Scott ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Pulse Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Producer: Lundi Shackleton
Executive Producer: Sarah Pearson / Tom Gardner
Cinematographer: Ann Evelin Lawford Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
1st AC / Focus Puller: Karl Hui
Sound Recordist: Bal Rayat
Location Manager: Lucinda Spurrier
Editor: Tom Chick
Colourist: James Bamford @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Jack Hallett @ Factory Ⓟ Ⓦ

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