Trailer for Passion Pictures production Another Way: The Forest Green Rovers Story also released
FIFA+, Forest Green Rovers, and Passion Pictures have revealed the trailer for Another Way: The Forest Green Rovers Story ahead of its full release on 6 October.
Directed by Bart Corpe and executive produced by Amy Foster for Passion Pictures, the film follows the club’s triumphs both on the pitch and off it, going behind-the-scenes of its EFL League 2 winning season while learning about the efforts it goes to ensure it’s the ‘greenest football club in the world’.
These efforts include powering the entire ground with renewable energy, ensuring all fans, players and staff are served vegan food, and setting out on an ambitious project to build a 100% eco-friendly stadium.
FIFA+ picked up the documentary this summer, and you can see the trailer below.
James Abraham, commissioning editor at FIFA+, said: “This is exactly why FIFA+ was created – to tell the very best stories that football has to offer, on a global scale.
“The Forest Green Rovers project is special for so many reasons, and it’s blazing a trail for how all professional sports teams can work differently in the future. At FIFA+, we’re immensely proud to be able to give a platform to this story, and it was a joy to work with Forest Green Rovers – particularly in such a successful season.”
Dale Vince, chairman at Forest Green Rovers, added: “It’s been great to work with FIFA on this film - one of the first on be on their new FIFA+ channel. There have been football documentaries before of course - but none about a club like Forest Green, because there are no clubs quite like Forest Green.
“This film conveys our story and our work on and off the pitch perfectly. Football is a new frontier for environment responsibility and communications - something we know that FIFA and FGR both see as a vital evolution for the sport.”
Executive producer Foster said: “With a global reputation for crafting cinematic, impactful films with social purpose at their core, Passion Pictures has always been drawn to stories that need to be told, and the Forest Green Rovers story is one of them. With their trail blazing approach to football and the environment, this is a sports story that’s so important and inspiring for our time – it shows clubs and fans alike that there is another way.”
FIFA+ launched earlier this year, and Abraham has spoken to Broadcast Sport on what the streaming platform is looking for here, as well as its future content aims here.
Another Way: The Forest Green Rovers Story