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£5,179
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138
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 27 2016 10:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

The chants rang out from the terraces - “We want you to stay, we want you to stay, Rafa Benitez - we want you to stay!”

“Dad, you cannot leave these people”, Claudia and Agata Benitez allegedly told their father. “They love you. You have to stay.”

And stay he did.

“The love I could feel from the fans was a big influence in my decision,” he said. “This is a massive club and I want to be a part of it.” From Champions League winner and football superstars Real Madrid to the Toon, Rafa Benitez stayed because of one thing... the black and white army - THE NUFC FANS.

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THIS IS A LOVE LETTER TO THE FANS of NUFC, wherever they may be. Who are these fans? What makes them really tick? Why do they do it? How do they do it? What are their hopes and dreams for themselves as well as their beloved football team.

With unprecedented access to Newcastle United Football Club and supporters, we intend to capture the unique experience of supporting newly relegated NUFC during their unpredictable campaign in the English Football League Championship.

Deluded, dynamic, derided and some say damned, we’ll be tracking the supporters to the Burton Albions and the Rotherhams as Rafa Benitez strives to deliver the team back to the Premier League in his first full season at the helm.

This story will focus entirely on the fans - the 12th man - their intense passion and unwavering belief - following them closely on their journey to help take a once great club back to the top flight. We’ll take a trip inside the belly of the beast, an up-close view of the hardcore fans who go to great lengths to follow and support their club in cities and towns throughout the UK.

Through interviews and footage from the fans themselves, we will attempt to answer these questions, while capturing the unique experience of the fanatics. A film about the fans, by the fans - an unique inside look at the mystique of NUFC and what it means to be a football fan in the 21st Century. 

Besides the traveling, black and white contingent, we will also explore NUFC fan clubs around the globe, capturing their fervour and fanaticism from hundreds and thousands of miles away from St James Park. Twenty-three matches, in towns and cities across Britain, for the biggest prize in football. 9,570 miles. And we’ll be there.

The Rafalution will be televised.

REMEMBER

1. Our budget for the entire film is significantly more than £20,000 and we are currently talking to investors - however, we really wanted NUFC fans to feel a sense of ownership with this. Also the more we can raise on here, the more control WE have over the final film.

2. This money allows us to bring on an editor straight away and will help us get through to October, while we're going through the formalities with our investors

3. PLEDGE TODAY - the money won't leave your account until:

a. we reach our target, and

b. 27th August 2016

Thanks.

 

Risks and challenges

Making any film is a challenge with inherent risks.
We feel that we have assemled a team that is equipped to ensure that not only will the film be completed... but with your help we will definitely do our utmost to get an NUFC fans film that we'll all be proud of made and released.
Howay The Lads.

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    A beautiful Limited Edition "crew" t-shirt AND Plus the Special Edition DVD. A4 print of the Limited Edition photograph from the Entertainers' game in October 2016. A thank you in the credits.

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    The Milburn

    Two VIP tickets to the Black and White Tie Charity Premiere. A4 print of the Limited Edition photograph from the Entertainers' game in October 2016. A thank you in the credits.

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    An entry on our SPECIAL fans VIDEO wall for you or a loved one.
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    The Sports Bar

    An Associate Producer Credit.

    A framed 2016/ 2017 home shirt. Signed by Rafa Benitez.

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    The Press Box

    An exclusive numbered, signed limited edition, specially commissioned piece of NUFC artwork by local artist. Plus a signed copy of the tie-in book for the film. PLUS an Associate Producer Credit. PLUS the £100 reward.

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    The Directors Box

    2 days with the filmmakers. Help us film interview one of our celebrity football fans and spend a day in the edit suite or sound studio.
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    The Platinum Club

    A Day To Remember. You and a guest will be given a VIP tour of St James' Park during a match day in the 16/17 season. Greet the team bus as it arrives. Watch the match from the Press Box and attend the post match press conferences.

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