A new feature documentary celebrating Brian Lara’s world record innings for Warwickshire is currently in production and will be released next summer to mark the 25th anniversary. Our creative vision is to ensure that Lara’s incredible legacy will live on and be enjoyed by future generations of cricket fans around the world. With the support of our official partner Warwickshire County Cricket Club, the film’s producers have been reaching out to members who ‘were there’ on the day, together with fans who were inspired by Lara’s heroics and the historic ’94 treble winning Warwickshire team. If you would like to share your memories or stories then we would love to hear from you!
Filming started in the summer of 2017 when we interviewed legendary fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose at Edgbaston during the West Indies tour of England. We are currently in the research and pre-production stages and will be interviewing Warwickshire hero and five-time Ashes winner Ian Bell MBE. We will also be tracking down Lara’s former teammates from the ’94 treble winning Warwickshire team.
The crowdfunding campaign is now closed. We had 89 incredible backers. If you would like to support the film and grab some amazing perks then you still can! Simply reach out to the 501 Not Out team via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iconic Productions is a Royal Television Society award nominated independent production company based in Birmingham. Director Sam Lockyer brings a wealth of experience to Iconic having previously worked in the TV industry for Atlantic Productions on documentaries for Five/Discovery including Apollo 13: The Inside Storyand Jack The Ripper: The First Serial Killer. In 2014 Sam was employed on a freelance basis by Blue Hippo Media as Archive Researcher on their feature documentary film‘Bicycle’ which screened successfully at independent cinemas across the world. In 2015 Sam directed, produced and edited ‘Rugby: A Midlands Story’ – a short documentary film which celebrated the origins and heritage of the sport and screened at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup at the birthplace of the game. The film was subsequently shortlisted in the ‘Best Factual Programme’ category at the RTS Midlands awards in November 2016. Sam is a lifelong cricket fan and passionate supporter of Warwickshire CCC and England. He also plays club cricket recreationally.