Enfield Football tales was a project initiated by the Beth Johnson Foundation.
They approached me in late 2012 because they needed someone to work with young people in filming interviews with past and present footballers and supporters of Enfield Football Club.
As time went on the scale of our ambition for this project grew – you can find out more about the graphic side of my work on this project here.
With regards the film making
- I ran workshops with Kingsmead School students around Documentary Film-making.
- I filmed over 50 interviews, with fantastic support from project co-ordinator Suzannah Yianni, volunteers and young people.
- I finally got to film a complete league football match of Enfield Town FC.
- I edited and subtitled all the interviews and then added them to YouTube as an archive of memories of Enfield FC.
- I worked with local historian Graham Frost to turn his scripted history of the club into a compelling short film.
The project finished with a celebration day in late November 2013 when everyone involved in the project was invited to the football stadium. We organised for giant TV screens to be placed in the changing rooms and corridors around the stadium so that guests could walk round and watch extracts from the interviews.
Everyone who attended that day received a commemorative DVD.