I love Hooligans

A soccer hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, being gay, he has to hide his true identity. A story of love and sacrifice.

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"A wonderfully original piece of filmmaking that shows how animation can be as effective and affecting as live action. This interesting, compelling and rather sad look into a different kind of life-ruining addiction is a captivating watch."
- Francesco Cerniglia - FilmDOO

"The primal scenes of mob mentality are juxtaposed against solitary talking-head interviews in his flat, where the energy of the match is replaced with a desolate emptiness, visualised through dark overtones and dying plants. The most isolating factor however is the protagonist’s admission that the assumptions of his character from those he associates with, is why he inhibits himself."
- Callum W Madge – Tvbomb

Directed and written by Jan-Dirk Bouw
Animation by Joost Jansen
Soundmixing by Bart Jilesen
Music by Paleis van Boem
Produced by SeriousFilm, Walk the Dog

Edited on Final Cut Pro

Running time 13 min


le Court Nous Tient, Saint-Denis 2nd Prize

- 11mm (Football) Film Festival Berlin 2014 winner of the Festival Award

- Clermont-Ferrand 2014 (in competition)