An exciting fly on the wall documentary is set to air this summer as Notts County Women FC will be involved in a film that focuses on the club and its players tackling key topics faced in society and football today including mental health, discrimination and the rise and popularity of the women’s game in this country.
With behind the scenes footage and player, staff and fans interviews this is a real life outlook on a real club that has come through the test of time in recent years.
Shropshire based filmmaker Jack Walker is the man responsible for the documentary having started filming a few weeks ago he’ll be continuing until the end of April and as a former drummer in a female punk band has also asked a number of local musicians to get involved in supplying music with bands and artists from Nottingham contributing towards the fantastic sound track.
The trailer has been released on Twitter & YouTube and can also be seen below with Jack confirming “The documentary will be out in the summer, though we haven’t set a release date yet. We’ll be looking at a release date once we start editing, which begins in April.”
On making the film Jack suggested “I first got involved with Notts County last summer, when I heard that they might be dissolved due to the financial situation. I felt bad and tried to think of ways that I could help. But at the 11th hour, Notts was saved and I felt really happy for them.”
“I’ve always been into films and documentaries, so I started discussing ideas with the club about producing a documentary, like the Sunderland one. However, even though some at the club and some of the players thought it was an interesting idea, they didn’t feel it was the right time to produce a fly on the wall documentary. But they instead put me in touch with their charity, Football in the Community as well as the women’s team and I’ve been invited to make a documentary with each of them, which I’m really excited about.”
“I’ve been to a number of games at Meadow Lane and I just love the atmosphere, the stadium, the players, the fans. It’s a remarkable club, steeped in history and I’m honoured to be making a documentary with them.”
Walker stated “The as yet untitled documentary focuses on the rise of the women’s game, as well as key issues we face in society today, such as mental health and discrimination. I ask the players and management challenging questions and really try to discover what they’re thinking and how they live their lives. Although there is match action, it’s not a season review per se. And to make it even more authentic, I have reached out to local bands and artists to supply the soundtrack.”
Those wanting updates regarding the film and its release can follow Jack on his Twitter here or keep track on the Nottingham Sport website and as soon as we have further information of airing we’ll let you know.
*Main image @JacksonJWalker Notts ahead of action last month at Ilkeston Town FC.