Steven Gerrard’s biopic “Make us Dream” to release tomorrow
Steven Gerrard, former Liverpool captain is a fitting character to earn a biopic to his name. His life is full of ups and downs with winning trophies in FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Champions League to craving for Premier League, the only trophy he never puts his hands on. Now, Gerrard has gone to honestly discuss his joy, ecstasy and lifelong regret of not winning the Premier League trophy in his biopic “Make us Dream”, which will be released on Thursday, November 15, in cinemas in UK through satellite broadcasting and will be released globally on Amazon Prime video.
“Maradona 86” director Sam Blair has directed the movie along with academy award winning producer of Amy and Senna. Gerrard has been honest in revealing the life has lived and situations he has faced on the field. He told Dominic King of Daily Mail in an interview that he needed an epidural injection to manage the pain from a back problem to play the game against Chelsea on April 27, 2014. The game which brings his life most dreadful moment as he slipped to allow Demba Ba to score and win the game for Chelsea. It turned out be the end of his dream of winning a Premier League title which was almost Liverpool’s in 2013/14 season, but in the end Manchester City lifted the title.
Gerrard told Dominic, “Don’t think that is an excuse. What happened was just pure bad luck but, when you do a book or film, especially with people who have won Oscars and made films such as Amy (The biopic of late Amy Winehouse) and Senna, you must be as honest and open as you can.”
He adds, “Looking back, I didn’t hide it well, did I? With a smile on his face, he said, “But, that’s me. You could see the pure ecstasy when I was at the top end of the dream. But the low moments? I’m not one who could put on the poker face. I never have been.”
Gerrard, the only footballer to ever score in an FA Cup, Champions League, League Cup, and UEFA Cup final, has reflected on his triumphs and struggles since joining Liverpool’s academy at the age of 8. In “Make us Dream”, he has also reflected on his inner conflicts whether he was worthy enough?
Rangers boss added in the documentary, “Football is not about turning up and playing, it’s about dealing with everything that comes with it.”
The record eight times named in the PFA Team of the Year player is a character to be cherished on football pitch. He is a motivation to many current generation players and could be an idol to many generations to come.
“Make us Dream” take a close-up look at the man behind the legend – taking the highs of Istanbul (UEFA Champions League 2005 final), the inner conflict of staying loyal to his boyhood club, and the turmoil of coming agonizingly close to the trophy that has always eluded him : Premier League title.