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Wonderkid

UK, English, 32 mins

  • Director: Rhys Chapman
  • Writer: Rhys Chapman; Thomas Pink; Terence Corless
  • Producer: Stuart Hall

CGiii Comment

If ever a short film deserved to become a feature...then, here it is!

A quality production in every sense of the word.

Money speaks louder than most things...here, there is something more important than money...

A film that ends, just where it begins...clever, leave the audience demanding for more.

A fine, affecting piece of work.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Wonderkid, tells the story of a closeted gay professional footballer (Americans, read: soccer player) who is struggling to come out and come to terms with his sexuality as his career begins to take off.

Directed by Rhys Chapman and starring Chris Mason (who played the Kray twins’ cousin Ronnie Hart in the 2015 crime thriller Legend), Wonderkid follows the inner turmoil of a talented player battling with the stress and scrutiny of the modern game, and the concealment of his sexuality.

Contributing to the ongoing ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign, the 30-minute film has been commissioned to help raise awareness about a lack of openly gay professionals in the sport.

Wonderkid is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the lack of openly gay professionals in the sport. It has won the support of Sir Ian McKellen & Stephen Fry, as well as organizations such as The Telegraph, adidas, The FA, The Premier League, Kick it Out, Watford Football Club, Tottenham Hotspur & Sky Sports.

Cast & Characters

Chris Mason as Wonderkid;
Leeshon Alexander as Johnny;
Troy Glasgow as Cumbo;
David McGranaghan as Olly;
Paul Joyce as Man;
Ben Wigzell

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