Portsmouth film released next month – and here’s an exclusive teaser

The long-awaited Pompey documentary is finally coming to the big screen.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 1:00 pm
Updated Friday, 5th April 2019, 5:18 pm

Following five-and-a-half years in production, ‘Our Club’ will next month receive its premiere at the No6 Cinema in the Historic Dockyard.

In the meantime, The News has obtained an exclusive teaser of the film, giving supporters a first look. This is situated at the top of the story.

The project was launched in December 2013 by Barney Fox and Remy Martin from Zanda Films, with filming completed in April last year.

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CATCH LINE: Life & Chimes - The Pompey story 

16/10/17 

STORY: Pompey fans can enjoy an evening of nostalgia with a difference as more than 30 ex-players take to the Kings Theatre stage. On October 16, the city will host Life and Chimes – The Pompey Story, with the Blues’ proud history at the heart of the show. And the likes of Kevin Dillon, Paul Walsh, Guy Whittingham, Richard Hughes, Andy Awford, Alan Biley, Darren Anderton and Svetoslav Todorov are among those Fratton favourites to have agreed to attend. The two-hour show will be hosted by Pompey supporter Ian Darke and is in aid of Pompey in the Community and the Oakley Waterman Foundation.
    

Hosting the night,   Ian Drake

Picture : Habibur Rahman
CATCH LINE: Life & Chimes - The Pompey story 16/10/17 STORY: Pompey fans can enjoy an evening of nostalgia with a difference as more than 30 ex-players take to the Kings Theatre stage. On October 16, the city will host Life and Chimes – The Pompey Story, with the Blues’ proud history at the heart of the show. And the likes of Kevin Dillon, Paul Walsh, Guy Whittingham, Richard Hughes, Andy Awford, Alan Biley, Darren Anderton and Svetoslav Todorov are among those Fratton favourites to have agreed to attend. The two-hour show will be hosted by Pompey supporter Ian Darke and is in aid of Pompey in the Community and the Oakley Waterman Foundation. Hosting the night, Ian Drake Picture : Habibur Rahman

The documentary, which is narrated by Ian Darke, charts Pompey’s plight following the 2008 FA Cup victory and culminates with the May 2017 League Two title triumph.

It is said to offer a gritty, behind-the-scenes look at Fratton Park during the most turbulent times in the club’s history, using first-hand accounts of those who witnessed it.

Approximately 250 hours of footage was collated, including interviews and clips taken from match days, away trips and club events.

The accounts of 50 people were gathered, with average interview times spanning around two hours per person.

Its wide range of contributors include Iain McInnes, Peter Storrie, Balram Chainrai, Mick Williams, Kev McCormack, Bob Beech, John Jenkins, Micah Hall and Ashley Brown.

The 70-minute documentary will be shown for the first time on May 15 at No6 Cinema, with a champagne reception marking the launch.

That will be an invite-only event, with those involved in its production asked to attend.

However, two public screenings are also planned at the independent cinema, taking place on May 22 and 29, with more details available soon.

In addition, executive producer Colin Farmery is exploring the potential to distribute the documentary through downloading options.