New Rugby League documentary primed as world premiere looms in Leeds
A brand new sports documentary called ‘As Good As It Gets?’ is set for its international release. Leeds-based media company and film studio The City Talking is thrilled to announce that their latest documentary will be released through Prime Video Direct on Amazon Prime Video in countries around the world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
‘As Good As It Gets?’ is a film about the rebirth of British rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, the team’s ‘Golden Generation’ and the battle for a historic treble in 2015. It stars Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Clare Balding. Narration is by actor and long-term Leeds Rhinos fan, Matthew Lewis — best known for his role in the Harry Potter film series.
The film premieres at a sold-out screening at Everyman Cinema, Trinity Leeds as part of Leeds International Festival 2018 on April 30th. Stars of the film will be in attendance in an all glitz and glamour red carpet event. The film will then feature at further screenings at The Vue cinema in Leeds at The Light. Screenings will happen 5th May at 1pm and 7pm and then 6th May at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased on the Leeds International Festival website here. It will be available the following week to Prime Video customers.
Andrew Cooper, Chair of Leeds International Festival says: “We are delighted that ‘As Good As It Gets?’ which is premiering as part of this year’s Leeds International Festival is going to be showcasing the successes of home team Leeds Rhinos across the world.”
Lee Hicken, the Director of ‘As Good As It Gets?’ revealed his delight at the news: “It’s incredible to be making this documentary available on Prime Video,” says Lee. “One of our early objectives was to take this story to new, international audiences. We wanted to challenge the sports documentary genre and create something that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their knowledge of the team and the sport.” He adds: “We have asked a lot from both the cast members and our crew. I think we’ve managed to create something that’s really special for audiences, both in the UK and beyond.”
“We know our members enjoy watching sports on Prime Video, so we’re delighted to offer ‘As Good As It Gets?’ as another great sports documentary alongside our growing stable of high-quality sports content available to stream,” said Alex Green, European MD of Channels and Sport at Amazon Prime Video. “This story of a team battling for a historic treble trophy win will be compelling viewing for not just passionate Rugby League supporters, but for all sports fans – we think Prime Video members around the world will love it.”
‘As Good As It Gets’ is being made available on Prime Video via the Prime Video Direct self-publishing program, which helps content creators and storytellers make their video content available to millions of Prime members, and earn royalties based on hours streamed. To learn more about Prime Video Direct, visit http://videodirect.amazon.com. Content creators and storytellers can start distributing their premium content today.