October 14th, 2016
George Best: All By Himself is a feature documentary on the life of soccer star, George Best. The Fine Point Films production (Bobby Sands: 66 Days), funded by BBC and ESPN, will recount how a polite and reserved young prodigy from Northern Ireland became a global sporting icon, visualising his story through a mix of actuality, archive, and original interviews. Fine Point Films, Directed by Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), Exec-Produced by John Battsek (Searching for Sugarman, The Imposter), will ‘unpack’ what made Best a legend, why and how he is still remembered today on both sides of the Atlantic.
Dir Daniel Gordon
Prod Trevor Birney, John Battsek, Brendan Byrne, (EP’s) Deirdre Fenton, John Dahl, Connor Schell, Libby Geist, Jamie Balment, Justin Binding, Andrew Reid
Scr Peter Ettedgui
Prod Co Fine Point Films, Passion Pictures, VeryMuchSo Productions, with support from ESPN Films, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Television