TVF Inbox Office presents the iconic ‘Death of a Gentleman’
Death of a Gentleman, the iconic and most talked about investigative journalism and controversial film that was released globally in 2015, is available digitally, for the first time in India, to cricket loving fans and audiences across the Indian subcontinent on www.TVFPlay.com.
The film releases today on a new innovative platform – TVFPlay Inbox Office – the online platform of The Viral Fever (TVF), pioneers of the hugely popular and successful web series genre and web properties — Permanent Roommates, Pitchers and ‘Qtiyapa’. TVF has acquired the digital rights to the film in India.
Death of a Gentleman is about two sports journalists – Sampson Collins and Jarrod Timbers — who set off on a journey to the heart of the game they love, only to stumble upon one of the biggest sporting scandals ever. This is a film about passion, greed, power – and standing up for what you care about.
The film features leading faces and voices from the cricket world – from Rahul Dravid, Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan, Harsha Bhogle, Jonathan Agnew, Kevin Pietersen, Giles Clarke, Ed Cowan, Ravi Shastri, Tony Cozier, Mark Nicholas, David Warner, Chris Gayle, Michael Holding, David Lloyd, Andrew Strauss, Gideon Haigh, Ian Chappell and many more.
Producer & Co-Director of the film, Sampson Collins says, “We’re delighted the Indian public are getting the chance to watch Death of a Gentleman. India is cricket’s heartland, and this is a film that anyone who loves this great game should see. Every Indian cricket fan, no matter what form of the game they love, needs to stand up for our sport, and demand that those who represent them help cricket to grow and thrive around the world. We made this film because that wasn’t happening.”
Death of a Gentleman was recognised as the Television Sports Documentary of the Year at the prestigious Sports Journalists’ Awards, 2016, in London. It beat off stiff competition including BBC Panorama’s highly commended Catch Me If You Can, and BT Sport’s story of the Bradford City fire, One Day in May.
Adds Co-Director, Jarrod Kimber, “This is a film every Indian and cricket fan should see. Things have been done in the names of Australian, English and India cricket fans that are not right or fair. This film should make you angry. Cricket deserves better.”
Arunabh Kumar, Founder & CEO of TVF, says “Death of a Gentleman will show our audiences how a non-fiction story can also be entertaining and engaging.”
The film releases TODAY, Friday, April 29th digitally on the TVFPlay app and website and will be just a click away for audiences across India.
Synopsis of the Film
Cricket. A game representative of history, tradition and identity, loved by over a billion people and now worth billions in advertising dollars. But the world’s second most popular sport is under threat from the greed and corruption of those charged with ensuring its survival. This is the story of two fans-turned-journalists trying to save the game they love before it is too late…