From James Gay-Rees, the Oscar & BAFTA winning producer of Amy, Supersonic and Senna, comes another cinematic documentary portrait of an iconic figure who defined a generation. Make Us Dream is the definitive account of the life and times of the legendary Steven Gerrard.
The documentary will be satellite broadcast to cinemas nationwide on the evening of November 15th, followed by a live on-stage interview withGerrard himself. It will then stream on Prime Video globally shortly after the theatrical release.
Born on May 30th 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside, Gerrard joined the Liverpool FC Academy at age 8. He left 26 years later, having won two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup, one FA Community Shield, one UEFA Super Cup and, in what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling matches of all-time, one UEFA Champions League. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year a record eight times.
Make Us Dream takes a close-up look at the man behind the legend – taking in the highs of Istanbul, the inner conflict of staying loyal to his boyhood club and the turmoil of coming agonisingly close to the trophy that has always eluded him: The Premier League Trophy.
A cinematic emotional rollercoaster, Make Us Dream brings a fresh perspective on one of the most famous personalities in world sport. After experiencing Gerrard’s story through his own eyes, you’ll never think about elite football in the same way again.
Make Us Dream was produced by Box to Box Films, with distribution handled by Lorton Distribution, and will be available on Prime Video following the cinema release. Adidas are also the official sponsor and partner of the film release.
Director, Sam Blair, says: “Make Us Dream is an ambitious, cinematic film that reaches beyond sport. It tells a story that is both deeply personal and reflective of a wider story of our times. I’m very happy to be working with Amazon to give it a platform both in cinemas and Prime Video to reach as wide an audience as possible.”
Adidas, the official sponsor and partner of the film release says: “Steven is an icon in football and we’re immensely proud to have supported him throughout his career. Make Us Dream is a showcase one of the best and most creative English players in recent memory so it’s a great moment for us to celebrate with him, particularly at the premieres in Liverpool and London”.