The edge Film press release
Coming to select cinemas & across all platforms on 22nd July 2019 and available to pre-order from iTunes & Amazon from 22nd of May
LONDON, (22nd May 2019) - NoahX and Noah Media Group, creators of Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager (Netflix), Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (Official Cannes selection 2015) and ITV’s acclaimed documentary series Out Of Their Skin, in association with Heavy Soul Films, proudly presents the trailer for The Edge - the rock ‘n’ roll story of the England Test cricket team’s rise from the depths of the rankings to become the first and only English side to reach world number one*.
Directed by Barney Douglas (Warriors), and written by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, Fight of their Lives, Clough) and Douglas. The film is released in cinemas and across all platforms on 22nd July 2019 and is available on pre-order from iTunes & Amazon from 22nd May as well as on the Website.
The Edge is a compelling, funny and emotional insight into a band of brothers’ rise to the top of their sport and the huge sacrifices they were forced to make.
No England team rose higher… and fell harder.
One of the toughest sports on the planet, and psychologically perhaps the most challenging, the film explores the unique intensity of the game and the ruthless impact it can have on players’ mental health.
Featuring incredible unseen footage from the period and captivating new interviews from star players and coaching staff including; Andrew Strauss, Sir Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Monty Panesar and Andy Flower, The Edge captures the team’s intense but often hilarious pursuit of success. Strauss and Flower took over a hugely talented team of players who would go on to make history, transforming them into a record-breaking winning machine before the pressure and scrutiny began to fracture bodies and minds.
The Edge – Test cricket like you’ve never seen it before.
Director, Barney Douglas commented: “I’m fairly certain this is not your normal cricket film! The players and coaches have been incredible with their humour and honesty. I really hope this film helps widen awareness of mental health and becomes part of an incredible summer for English cricket.”
The Edge will be released at the peak of a summer that will see cricket dominating the sporting agenda, with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and The Ashes both taking place in England.
Ahead of its release the film will receive three special screenings featuring stars of the film and cricketing greats at Picturehouse Central, London (17th July), the iconic Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground (20th July), followed by an exclusive stadium preview screening at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (21st July). Tickets for the screenings go on sale at the end of the month and will be available on www.theedgefilm.com
The Edge will be released in select cinemas and across all UK platforms on July 22nd 2019.
The film will feature a debut film soundtrack from Felix White (formerly The Maccabees). As well as having formerly been in one of Britain’s biggest bands, Felix also runs Yala records and is co-host of the acclaimed cricket Podcast, Tailenders’.
The Edge is proud to support Heads Together, a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which aims to change the national conversation on mental health, through tackling stigma and developing new programmes and tools to help areas of specific need. In addition, The Edge and the players will be donating proceeds to The Ruth Strauss Foundation, a charity that has recently been formed in memory of Ruth Strauss, the wife of former England Captain, Andrew Strauss.
* Since ICC records began
Tickets for the three special screenings are available on www.theedgefilm.com
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