- Director: Luke Bower-Massey & Mark Kendrick
- Written by: Luke Bower-Massey
- Producer: John Barnes, Simon Dent and Luke Bower-Massey
- Executive Producer: Sally Brown
'A stylish and authoritative account of an English football icon'
- Sachin Nakrani, The Guardian
'A fascinating insight into the reasons why the former, Watford, Liverpool and England winger remains such a fantastic icon, footballer and man'
- Darren Lewis, Daily Mirror
- Director: Luke Bower-Massey & Mark Kendrick
- Producer: Luke Bower-Massey
- Executive Producer: Grant Best
- Co-Executive Producer: Stephen Sullivan
- Co-Executive Producer: Benjamin Read
“Sean was always a crutch. There are people you depend on for advice and he was one of those. He was brilliant for me. I think he was one of life’s wonders; a truly great guy. He was a rock of a man.”
- Sir Alex Ferguson
“I think every footballer looks back on people who were important to their development, and Sean was certainly very important to me. Really, he was the man who started it all off for me. He was just a hugely important part of the football club.”
- Kenny Dalglish
John Barnes: Poetry in Motion (a co-production with BT Sport)
‘Barnes: Poetry in Motion’ tells the story of one of football’s most iconic figures. John Barnes' story is a unique one, starting from his arrival in England from Jamaica and then being recommended to Elton John’s Watford by a cab driver who had seen him play for non-league Sudbury Court. Barnes would play only one reserve game before establishing himself as key figure in Graham Taylor’s beloved side, who won promotion to the top tier of English football before finishing runners-up to Liverpool in their first full season. It was while at Watford that Barnes launched his international career with one of England's greatest goals - a mazy run and cool finish against Brazil in the Maracana. He would go on to be capped 79 times for a country that, as John reveals, he was not initially eligible to represent.
At Liverpool, John would establish himself as one the greatest player in the club’s history, winning the league championship and the Football Writers' Player of Year award in two of his first three seasons at the club. Off the field John found a home in Liverpool, forming an ever-stronger bond with the city - where he still lives and has raised seven children - in the aftermath of the Hillsborough.
Iron Man: The Sean Fallon story (a co-production with BT Sport films)
Adapted from, and building upon, the critically acclaimed book ‘Sean Fallon: Celtic’s Iron Man’ (published by BackPage Press), this film will explore the incredible life of one of football’s lesser-known heroes through interviews, archive footage, animated sequences and, by using an actor portraying Sean Fallon, quotes from the man himself.
The film will depict Fallon’s time as a young man in Ireland, realising his unlikely dream of signing for Celtic after being banned from playing Gaelic football, then finding himself in a contentious and highly political tug-of-war between the island's two national teams. It will also trace his hugely successful partnership with the legendary Jock Stein, under which Celtic enjoyed unprecedented success, winning a record nine successive league titles and becoming the first British team to lift the European Cup. Scouting and signing players was one of Fallon's most significant roles in that partnership, and the film will show how he emerged as Britain's greatest talent-spotter by bringing the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, Paul McStay, Packie Bonner and several of those European Cup-winning Lisbon Lions to Celtic Park. Several major figures, including Sir Alex Ferguson - to whom the Irishman was a mentor - will also explain what Fallon meant to them, and how he impacted their lives and careers.
- Director: Luke Bower-Massey
- Producer: Luke Bower-Massey & Mark Kendrick
- Editor: Mark Kendrick
- Executive Producer: Paul John Dykes
- Executive Producer: Benjamin Read
'A genuinely excellent documentary on Mochan.'
- The Evening Times
'A MUST for any supporter who has even a passing interest in football history.'
- The Herald Scotland
Celtic's Smiler: The Neilly Mochan story
The magical story of Celtic Football Club reads like an elaborate fairytale, which has enraptured their worldwide fanbase for over 127 years. Throughout the club's illustrious history, no other figure has experienced as many triumphs as Neilly 'Smiler' Mochan. As player, trainer and kitman, Mochan was an integral figure in some of Celtic's greatest teams. A hero of the 1953 Coronation Cup winning side, top goal scorer in Celtic's 1954 league and cup double as well as scoring a brace in the record-breaking 7-1 cup final of 1957 against arch rivals Rangers. Neilly went on to become a trusted lieutenant of Jock Stein after hanging up his shooting boots and was Celtic's first team trainer throughout the nine-in-a-row era when Celtic were feared throughout Europe, winning their most glittering prize in 1967 on an unforgettable afternoon in Lisbon. Neilly's successes continued into the 1970s, when 'ten men won the league' in 1979, and into the 1980s, when Celtic won an emphatic League and Scottish Cup double in their centenary year of 1988.From the pinnacle of European success to the depths of 1990s despair and the subsequent Fergus McCann takeover, 'Smiler' tells the unrivalled story of Neilly Mochan and his 40-year Celtic Park odyssey.