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Rugby Icon Jonah Lomu, Man United’s Peter Schmeichel Get Feature Docs From Dogwoof, Sylver Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

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New Zealand rugby image Jonah Lomu and also past Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel will certainly be actually the patients of pair of brand new docudramas coming from U.K.-based purchases broker and also rep Dogwoof and also Sylver Entertainment.

The providers earlier worked together on “McEnroe,” a docudrama regarding the ping pong wonderful John McEnroe, which was actually discharged in U.K. movie theaters in July and also premiered on Showtime on Sept. 2.

As progression bankrollers and also manager manufacturers on each jobs, Dogwoof will certainly appear the jobs to purchasers at the Toronto International Film Festival recently.

“Lomu” is actually centred on the overdue Jonah Lomu, some of the best rugby gamers of perpetuity. Lomu was actually a Tongan/Kiwi soldier that could possibly operate one hundred metres in under 11 few seconds. He was actually the youngest All Black to apply the shirt and also still supports the report for the very most makes an effort racked up in World Cup past history. The movie regarding his lifestyle is actually being actually created along with the collaboration of his loved ones, and also will certainly outline Lomu’s meager starts to betting the National Team to his cope falling short health and wellness.

A co-production in between Sylver Entertainment and also New Zealand-located Tahi Productions, the movie will definitely be actually driven through Gavin FitzGerald and also co-directed through Vea Mafile’o.

FitzGerald is actually an acclaimed supervisor whose credit scores feature “Conor McGregor: Notorious” (2017), the greatest earning Irish docudrama of perpetuity, and also “Liam Gallagher: As It Was” (2019), while Mafile’o is actually an acclaimed director-producer whose component docudrama “For My Father’s Kingdom” possessed its own opening night at the Berlinale in 2019 along with her brief movie docudrama “Toa`ipuapuaga.”

“Lomu” is actually made through Victoria Barrell and also Simon Lazenby for Sylver Entertainment, and also Victoria Dabbs and also Emma Slade for Tahi.

The photo is actually anticipated to supply in Q3 of 2023, eventually for upcoming year’s Rugby World Cup.

Meanwhile, “Schmeichel” says to the tale of the greatest goalkeeper of perpetuity, Peter Schmeichel. In an expert occupation stretching over 22 years, Schmeichel is actually the absolute most embellished goalkeeper in Premier League past history, became part of the Danish soccer group that gained the European Championship versus all possibilities in 1992 and also captained Manchester United in the Champions League ultimate triumph that secured the treble in 1999.

The venture is actually driven through Owen Davies that, functioning very closely along with supervisor Jonny Owen, has actually reduced such components as “I Believe in Miracles,” “The Three Kings” and also the BAFTA Cymru-recommended “Don’t Take Me Home.”

The doctor is actually made through Barrell and also Lazenby for Sylver Entertainment, and also is actually corporate made through Owen. The movie has actually simply accomplished progression and also is actually anticipated to supply in 2024.

“Lomu” and also “Schmeichel” are actually the most up to date featuring enhancements to Dogwoof’s slate, which aside from “McEnroe” (2022), additionally features “Shane” (2022), regarding overdue cricketer Shane Warner, which is actually currently on Prime Video; and also “Citizen Ashe” (2021), regarding ping pong gamer Arthur Ashe, which marketed to CNN/HBO Max.

Oli Harbottle, in his freshly ensured job as primary material police officer for Dogwoof, stated: “As we continue to identify strategic production partners, Sylver Entertainment was an obvious choice after our collaboration on ‘McEnroe.’ With their determination to make premium sports documentaries which dig deeper than most, we are hugely excited to be bringing the untold definitive stories of two sporting legends to the world.”

Barrell and also Lazenby of Sylver Entertainment included: “Both Jonah Lomu and Peter Schmeichel were icons of their chosen sports and although their stories are very different, at their core they have a humanity that will appeal to a much broader audience than simply sports fans.”


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