I’ve teamed up with my old friends, David McLain and Jerome Thelia of The Merge Group to produce a feature length documentary based on The Ball. David, Jerome and I traveled the world together for a number of years as part of the Quest project – a pioneer online adventure learning program. Man did we have fun. David is an amazingly talented National Geographic photographer and Jerome is a film colorist and post-production Picasso with 20 years of film work under his belt. As they learned more about the book I was writing, they started scheming ways to take it to the big screen. They spent Christmas and New Years on the remote isle of Orkney, Scotland filming the Kirkwall Ba’, a holdover of medieval football that I write about in the book.
Here’s a trailer for my book that features the footage they shot. I can’t stop watching it myself.