Don’t Take Me Home is an upcoming film documentary chronicling the Welsh International Football Teams’ odds-defying, emotional and brave run through Euro 2016 – the first time they had qualified for a tournament in 60 years.
If Leicester City were the feel good factor of the season at club level then Wales were the equivalent at International during the Euro’s.
For the last 60 years Wales have tried and failed to qualify for a major football tournament. Having gone through the grief of previous manager Gary Speed’s tragic death, heavy defeats, and positioned as a tiny country team with no pedigree, all bets were off for how the underdogs would perform.
Led by star player Gareth Bale, the team quickly became the outside favourites, dazzling millions of viewers. There's an ancient Welsh saying, “Yma o Hyd” which translates as, “we're still here” – a defiantly apt statement from the smallest country in the history of the game getting to a major tournaments semi-finals.
Don't Take Me Home tells the story of that journey, how Wales shook the footballing world to its very foundations, beating tournament favorites Belgium to the reach the semi-finals – focusing on the players, managers and supporters.
It is written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Jonny Owen who also made the well-received Brain Clough documentary I Believe In Miracles in 2015.
The film is scheduled to land in cinemas on March 3rd.
Please visit the official page here, or the Welsh FA’s page here.