My Eleven – Feature Film (Comedy Drama)
An Inspiring Tale for All Ages
Gundo, a child superfan and regular caller to a popular national soccer phone-in show, is given the opportunity to coach his favourite team after their coach is fired and the club’s owner is looking for media attention to improve his team’s morale.
What if a young boy, who has always wanted to be a professional footballer but lacks the physical ability and skill, shows astute tactical knowledge and is given the chance to coach his favourite local side? This is the central premise of My Eleven.
My Eleven falls within the “wish-fulfilment” and “ascended fanboy” genres of film; films which play into people’s hopes and ideals and that explore this tantalising “what if?” premise.
Some successful films which fall into this overall idea are Goal!, which follows the journey of a poor but talented footballer who is offered the dream chance of a trial at a major football club, award-winning indie film A Boy Called Sailboat, and also Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, which plays into most children’s fantasies of being offered the chance of going to a magical sweet factory.
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Project in active development