This short film is about the history of the Blaydon races and its chant that NUFC fans sing at Newcastle Uniteds ground, St. James' Park. It’s the first chant I remember hearing at the match when I was a kid, and it still stands out to this day. The song is older than the club itself and I wanted to explore its history and its nostalgic feel within Newcastle United culture.
I had the chance to make this in conjunction with Sky and Carling, as part of their Fan Films for each of the Premiership clubs this season.
A big thank you to Tom Oliver, Sean O'Connor, Chris Johnson, Chris Hunt, Phil Chappell and Steve Howey for turning this whirlwind brief around in a short space of time!