On Wednesday evening, we invited our clients and agency friends to join us for an exclusive screening of Next Goal Wins, a British sports documentary directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison.
Hosted at the new Ham Yard hotel, just 10 days after the Soho hotel’s official opening and in Pitch’s own back yard on Great Windmill Street, we were joined by over 150 guests to watch the documentary just a month after it’s official UK release.
The film, chronicles the national football team of American Samoa as they try to recover from the indignity of being known as one of the weakest football teams in the world, famous for their 31-0 defeat to Australia in 2001 (still a World Record defeat in International football!). Without ruining the film for those of you who haven’t seen it, you are taken through a whirlwind of emotion that had our guests (and us!) clapping, cheering… and even crying.
After a few drinks in the bar and the screening of the film, we were fortunate enough to be joined by the two directors for an open Q&A session, with some great questions and very honest answers.
Finally, we all left full of enthusiasm for the World Cup and as official fans of the American Samoan national team!
You can watch the trailer for Next Goal Wins here: