September 11th, 2015
George Best, considered one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game. A Manchester United, Northern Ireland and footballing legend.
Now, with the help of crowdfunding, Renaissance Films are looking to produce George Best: The Movie, and have started by launching a campaign to raise £500,000 through Tifosy needed to make it happen.
This means you can contribute to telling the story of a footballing legend.
Best was part of the United squad that won their first European Cup back in 1968, having signed with the club at the age of 15 and making his debut at 17. Part of the ‘Busby Babes’, the 37-time Northern Ireland international would destroy defences with his dribbling ability. Think Lionel Messi, but on pitches far less smoother than today.
Renaissance Films want the younger generation who didn’t see George Best in his day to re-live his life with the production of a movie on his life. Through Tifosy, an Italian company, they are looking to raise the half-a-million pounds in order to fund the making.
You can watch a short introductory here of what the movie will be about:
You can Contribute here and claim your exclusive reward, and should the target not be reached you will be fully refunded.
Tifosy believe that crowdfunding has a place in football, especially if there is a meaningful reward for the fans in return. Portsmouth football club raised £250,000 through the ‘fan funding’ website to have two academy pitches built.
The South coast club have suffered greatly over the past few years since the ecstasy of winning the 2008 FA Cup. Now playing fourth-tier football largely due to serious financial problems that nearly put the club out of business completely, they are using the likes of Tifosy to rebuild the club.
Other clubs that the Italian company have been involved in include: Parma, Juventus, FC Porto, Club Bruges and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
With this in mind, we’re sure that many of you will be excited to contribute to the possible George Best movie and support Renaissance Films in their quest to make it happen.
Why have they turned to crowdfunding? Whilst it is becoming more and more commonplace across the globe now, especially popular in the United States, the company simply cannot afford the funds they need to cover casting costs, archive footage, filming etc. and are looking for fans to help.
There are also rewards for contributing. Depending on the amount you donate, you can receive an official movie poster, 2 free tickets to the London premiere or even be a featured extra!