No England Team Rose Higher… and Fell Harder: First look Trailer Launched for revealing new documentary THE EDGE by NoahX
No England Team Rose Higher… and Fell Harder
NoahX and Noah Media Group, creators of Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager (Netflix), Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (Official Cannes selection 2015) and ITV’s acclaimed documentary series Out Of Their Skin, in association with Heavy Soul Films, proudly presents the trailer for The Edge - the rock ‘n’ roll story of the England Test cricket team’s rise from the depths of the rankings to become the first and only English side to reach world number one*.
Directed by Barney Douglas (Warriors), and written by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, Fight of their Lives, Clough) and Douglas, featuring a narration by Toby Jones (Detectorists), the film is released in cinemas and across all platforms on 22nd July 2019 and is available on pre-order from iTunes & Amazon from 22nd May.
The Edge is a compelling, funny and emotional insight into a band of brothers’ rise to the top of their sport and the huge sacrifices they were forced to make.
No England team rose higher… and fell harder.
One of the toughest sports on the planet, and psychologically perhaps the most challenging,
the film explores the unique intensity of the game and the ruthless impact it can have on players’ mental health.
Featuring incredible unseen footage from the period and captivating new interviews from star players and coaching staff including; Andrew Strauss, Sir Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Monty Panesar and Andy Flower, The Edge captures the team’s intense but often hilarious pursuit of success.
Strauss and Flower took over a hugely talented team of players who would go on to make history, transforming them into a record-breaking winning machine before the pressure and scrutiny began to fracture bodies and minds.
The Edge – Test cricket like you’ve never seen it before.
Director, Barney Douglas commented “I’m fairly certain this is not your normal cricket film! The players and coaches have been incredible with their humour and honesty. I really hope this film helps widen awareness of mental health and becomes part of an incredible summer for English cricket.”
The Edge will be released at the peak of a summer that will see cricket dominating the sporting agenda, with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and The Ashes both taking place in England.
Ahead of its release the film will receive three special screenings featuring stars of the film and cricketing greats at Picturehouse Central, London (17th July), the iconic Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground (20th July), followed by an exclusive stadium preview screening at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (21st July). Tickets for the screenings go on sale at the end of the month and will be available from https://www.theedgefilm.com/
The Edge will be released in select cinemas and across all UK platforms on July 22nd 2019.
The film will feature a debut film soundtrack from Felix White (formerly The Maccabees). As well as having formerly been in one of Britain’s biggest bands, Felix also runs Yala records and is co-host of the acclaimed cricket Podcast, Tailenders’.
The Edge is proud to support Heads Together, a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which aims to change the national conversation on mental health, through tackling stigma and developing new programmes and tools to help areas of specific need.
In addition, The Edge and the players will be donating proceeds to The Ruth Strauss Foundation, a charity that has recently been formed in memory of Ruth Strauss, the wife of former England Captain, Andrew Strauss.
* Since ICC records began
Coming to select cinemas & across all platforms on 22nd July 2019 and available to pre-order from iTunes & Amazon from May 22
About Noah Media Group
Noah Media Group brings together a team of award-winners in Film and TV with hugely successful original thinkers from the online and new technology sectors. The company combines creative talent and technical expertise built on decades of high-end media experience. Specialising in documentary, title sequences, corporate films, promos and digital content, Noah Media Group aims to disrupt how high-end content is distributed globally through its data-driven distribution arm, Noah X.
About The Royal Foundation
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.
Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.
The Royal Foundation is the primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The work of The Royal Foundation is driven by a desire to make a difference together. Their way of working focuses on bringing people together and developing innovative projects that will bring long, lasting change around issues that matter to society, and which Their Royal Highnesses are passionate about.
About The Edge and Heads Together partnership
The Edge is proud to support Heads Together, a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which aims to change the national conversation on mental health, through tackling stigma and developing new programmes and tools to help areas of specific need. 10% of the Producers’ Net Profits from The Edge will be paid to The Royal Foundation (registered charity no. 1132048) to support the charity's work, including its Heads Together mental health work. We are expecting to raise a minimum of £30,000 for the charity.
About The Edge and The Ruth Strauss Foundation Partnership
15% of Producer’s Net Profit made from the Product is paid to the Ruth Strauss Foundation Charity (a registered charity number 1183221)