Running Time: 2 mins
The Coach Journey is a British film about an all-star footballer who is badly injured and is told he can never play again. However, in a bid to make his mark on the footballing world, he trains up a new young player and brings him to international stardom.
I do completely agree with the decision to give this the award for best film. While its story was intelligent and interesting, it was the best looking film of the lot, with the black-and-white cinematography adding a great deal of intrigue to the story.
I really enjoyed this. Rather than being too comedic, it takes on quite a serious note, and actually managed to stop me laughing after having done so at the rest of the films, which was pretty impressive.
The character development of the player-turned-coach, played strongly by Jacob Doherty, was fascinating, while his young protégé, Oli Jago, was more exciting and supportable, as he spurred your hope of fulfilling Jacob’s dream along with his own.
By the way, that very Breakfast Club-esque ending shot was really well done and well though-out, made even more iconic by the black-and-white images, so this film gets an 8.6.