I Don't Blame the Beautiful Game
zero dollar budget
voiceover: Simon Sun
crowd recordings: Simon Stockhausen, Huubjeroen, Planktone
Declan Hill, author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime: "A chilling and eerie portrait of the effects of match-fixing. Done superbly on a budget of pennies. One wonders and waits for Christopher's next work!"
Possidónio Cachapa, Portuguese author: "What shall we do when little details become tragic questions of life? Football in two different levels. The first one, the unexpected results of a decision in the enemy field. The second, a poetic one, like a repetitive element in a melody which is more elevated than the structure of the piece itself."
A former professional football (soccer) player describes his experience with match fixing.
Barcelona Sports Film Festival
CineFoot International Football Film Festival
Epix Movie Free-For-All (NYC)
Filmets Badalona Film Festival
Zero Film Festival
Onda Curta Award (Indie Lisboa)
Wholphin DVD issue #12 (McSweeney's quarterly short film anthology)
Small Chair (McSweeney's iphone app)
Canal+, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, SBS Australia