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This Kickstarter Project For A Short Rugby Film Is Gaining Serious Traction

Dan McGowan and James Lucas, along with Alex Harries (of Hinterland) and Scarlets Team Manager Garan Evans, are hoping to shoot a short rugby film based on the Llanelli Scarlets circa 1957. The difference is, they are using an increasingly popular method of raising funds to help finance the project.

Entitled ‘The Stand’, the comedy drama is based on: real events involving rugby, the class divide and sandwiches.

The Plot:

1957. Llanelli Rugby Club are proudly opening their new stand in a ceremonial match against a combined team from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. But, with an hour till kick-off, their illustrious opponents are the least of the Scarlets’ worries.

The forwards are going backwards, and the backs have got their backs up. Morgan, the fly half, is sowing discontent; one of their own, Brace, is captaining ‘that posh lot’; Carwyn, the Coach, is trying to hold it all together; and the whole town’s hopes are weighing on their shoulders.

Tensions mount, temperatures rise, tempers flare.

In the battle between the Toffs and the Taffs, there’s more than just pride at stake…

Those who pledge £500 or more get a framed Scarlets matchday shirt and two tickets to a Scarlets home game, with different rewards being given for pledging anything from a fiver to £2,500. This model of funding has seen projects such as the Veronica Mars movie and Oculus Rift come to life, where otherwise they would not have received the adequate funding. It’ll be interesting to see how this attempt will play out.

With just seven days to go, the lads require £1,500 to receive all of the pledged funding. The Kickstarter page along with a short trailer for the documentary/film can be found here: The Stand

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.