'Underdog City'

by bleddynsion | created - 11 Mar 2017 | updated - 29 Jan 2018 | Public

A rusty town on a wind swept coast of rainy Wales, is the setting of this coming-of-age story; Three close friends grow up together throughout the 1990's and into the new millennium within a horribly deprived region of Wales; in a community bound together by its football team, and a region which ebbs and flows with the its failures and eventual successes.

Details a close group of friends as they battle with job insecurity, substance abuse, depression and a cancerous drug culture, whilst also supporting the club they love. Sharing the great and turbulent adventure of being young. Time moves on, people change, marry and die - however, football unites. It is a story of a generation, of every generation.

Inspired by: 'Big Wednesday', 'Trainspotting'.

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Voice Over - Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood"



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