Iyishumi Nanye (My Eleven) – Feature Film (Comedy Drama)
An Inspiring Tale for All Ages
Themba, 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.
In Iyishumi Nanye, I want to show the importance that family and a support structure play in helping one achieve their dreams. It is only through this type of support that you can have the drive to continue.
Themba’s journey is one filled with many difficulties, but it is only through the support of those that love him (mainly his grandfather and mother) that he finds the inner strength to persevere.
Soccer/football is the most popular sport in South Africa and I believe that Iyishumi Nanye’s story will appeal to all fans of the sport, as well as to young boys and girls who have always dreamed of playing or managing their favourite team. As this is an inspirational story filled with positive messages, there are many opportunities for branding and sponsorship within the film. I feel that this film has similar potential to the 2005 football film Goal!, which struck one of the most lucrative corporate sponsorship deals in film history.
Seeking Development Funding