Leading UK Indies Black and Blue Films and Press On Features have wrapped production on their latest co-production, a blisteringly violent hooligan picture in the tradition of The Football Factory, Green Street Hooligans and Rise of the Footsoldier.
The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan is written and directed by Paul Tanter (Jack Falls) and features a top ensemble genre cast including Nick Nevern, Simon Phillips, Roland Manookian, Billy Murray, Rebecca Ferdinando, Charlie Bond and Ricci Harnett.
Black & Blue Films MD Jonathan Sothcott said "we are delighted to be dipping our toe in the evergreen hooligan genre. I thought Jack Falls was a terrific looking picture and Paul Tanter has brought the same gritty realism and high production value to this new project. Boasting a great ensemble cast this is sure to be the must-see British crime movie in 2012."
Casual football hooligan Mike Jacobs is going nowhere in life when he meets old friend Eddie Hill at a football match that turns nasty off the pitch. Under Eddie's tutelage he soon finds himself inducted into the world of credit card fraud, where organized gangs withdraw hundreds of thousands of pounds from cash machines every night. As Mike becomes seduced by the money and women that come with his new lifestyle, the dangers increase and he soon finds events spiraling beyond his control.
Based on a true story, The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan follows the journey of a man tempted by the trappings of power and is the first feature film to address the huge criminal industry of credit card fraud.