WONDERKID tackles one of football’s biggest issues – homophobia.
The anticipated film follows the inner turmoil of a gay professional footballer as he strives to succeed as his true self in a hypermasculine environment.
The one minute trailer gives a glimpse into the film – from passionate kisses to homophobic chants and fights, WONDERKID looks to be a well structured movie.
‘With everything going on in the world currently this is a really important time for sexuality and gender issues,’ director Rhys Chapman says.
‘We have created an inspiring character who knows he is gay, accepts he is gay and wants to come out, but it is his profession that is holding him back.
‘If enough people see this film, it can make a huge difference in football. Anyone that watches this film will understand that everyone deserves to live their life free from fear.
‘They will see that it is a simple solution and all that is required to make footballers feel safe enough to come out is the acceptance of the general public and it is down to us to send the message.’
Supporters of the film include Adidas, The FA, The Premier League and Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club.
Watch the trailer below:
WONDERKID will premiere at the Odeon in Leicester Square in August and will be released online before the end of the year.