Raindance Film Festival premieres inspirational story of Tranmere Rovers fan

A Merseyside independent film featuring a Tranmere Rovers supporter is set to premiere in London this Sunday as part of the Raindance Film Festival.

This comedy-drama chronicles the Reillys, a working-class family embracing adversity with humour.

Twelve-year-old Laura aspires to become a professional footballer, with her older brother Thomas (pictured above at Prenton Park) as her hero.

Thomas’s inspirational journey involves a charity bike ride, overcoming challenges from cerebral palsy. This demonstrates determination and perseverance to Laura and the community.

Tracey (Sharon Byatt – ‘Bread’) heads the family, while John (Connor McIntyre – ‘Coronation Street’) is a true “cowboy builder.” Grandad Allan (John McArdle – ‘Brookside’) is a cab driver, known for his ‘dad jokes’.

The stellar British ensemble, including Ricky Tomlinson (‘The Royle Family’), Leanne Best (‘Tin Star’), Mark Moraghan (‘Holby City’), and Louis Emerick (‘Layer Cake’), brings their wealth of experience and beloved personalities to this compelling tale.

Debut performances by Poppie Jae-Hughes (Laura) and Daniel P Lewis (Thomas) are heartwarming, captivating, and inspiring.

Several scenes in the film were shot at Prenton Park, featured in the trailer which you can watch below.

Cast: Daniel P Lewis, Poppie Jae Hughes, Leanne Best, Connor McIntyre, Ricky Tomlinson
Writer: Daniel P Lewis
Producer: Daniel P Lewis, Sean Cronin, Colin Cromby
Director of Photography: Daniel Patrick Vaughan
Editor: Will Simpson
Music: Shaun Robinson

The film, directed by Sean Cronin, is set to premiere this Sunday 29th October at 8pm at Curzon Mayfair. Keep an eye out for the film coming to local independent cinemas soon.

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