I am a freelance TV producer currently working with ESPN, helping to produce their new Premier League idents ahead of the new season and I was wondering if you might be able to help me.
The idea of the channel's new ad campaign is to use real fans in various different environments. Some would feature something as simple as a family of football fans sat on their sofa in their home shirts, while others would feature fans in locations related to the club (a Stoke fan making a Stanley Matthews jug in a local pottery; a West Ham fan on his grocery market stall etc). Some would focus on an eleven year old who has the full Spurs bedroom thing going on (duvet, wallpaper, rug etc), while others would feature a fan whose entire house is decked out in Aston Villa memorabillia. It could even be as simple as just getting a picture of a fan walking down a street, or standing at a bus stop.
As a Everton fan I was wondering if this might be something you'd be interested in taking part in, or whether you know the sort of fans that might be keen to take part?
Do you know of anyone else who you think might be a good fan to follow, or a good location to film at?
Do you know of any families that go en masse to the game every week and transcend the different generations?
Do you know anyone that runs a stall selling Everton merchandise, or a local shop decked out in Everton memorabillia?
Any kids that are Everton mad and have the bedroom to prove it?
Or anyone whose whole house is a shrine to the club? The filming is due to take place in the next two weeks or so and you would not be required to speak - think of it as a poster campaign where we just get shots of fans in certain locations, all with the aim of building up the new season in advance of its kick off.
It would be great to speak to you about this project and to get your thoughts.
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1 Posted 15/07/2009 at 21:23:26
2 Posted 15/07/2009 at 23:12:08
I also have two boys who have been to Goodison and Everton fans, and two daughters who have Everton clothes including my one-year old.
3 Posted 16/07/2009 at 00:08:16
4 Posted 16/07/2009 at 03:20:55
5 Posted 16/07/2009 at 08:37:44
6 Posted 16/07/2009 at 08:48:03
7 Posted 16/07/2009 at 09:17:26
8 Posted 16/07/2009 at 09:26:09
9 Posted 16/07/2009 at 09:41:24
(Coat donned, I swiftly depart.)
10 Posted 16/07/2009 at 10:18:28
11 Posted 16/07/2009 at 12:11:57
12 Posted 16/07/2009 at 13:12:02
(Whisper it quietly they could even have a shot of the Liver Birds for the RS...)
13 Posted 20/07/2009 at 17:44:04
I’d have him standing in outside Goodison (flat hat, mac) and the rolling titles...
"Reg Twonk (or whatever his name is); Age 93
Years of support - 84
Has seen goals scored by:
To be continued...
Or something like that... type stuff.
14 Posted 20/07/2009 at 19:29:37
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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