David and Goliath story of incredible Japanese Rugby victory The Brighton Miracle releasing worldwide during World Cup
The dramatization of the miracle at the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be available to stream globally from 19th September
In time for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, The Brighton Miracle, the dramatized sports film based on the Japanese victory at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, is being released globally for the first time today, 19th September 2023 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vimeo and Microsoft Video.
The Brighton Miracletells the story of what is regarded as the greatest sporting curveball in history: Japan, the team with the worst record in Rugby World Cup history at the time, unexpectedly defeat South Africa, the two-time World champions, at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Brighton.
Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Yasmin Le Bon and Emmy-award winning composer Nick Wood of Syn Studios, alongside Tim Farmer of East Pool Films, produced the film, which is written and directed by Max Mannix (Dance of the Dragon, Tokyo Trial, Rain Fall), and features original music from Le Bon.
The Brighton Miracle follows Eddie Jones, played in re-enactments by New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison (The Book of Boba Fett), the Australian-Japanese coach selected to train the Japanese rugby team despite huge doubts from the team.
The film follows Jones’ plans to defy convention in order to put a stop to Japan being the laughingstock of world rugby, and his relentless techniques that push everybody to the brink of despair, including staff, assistant coaches and team manager, JR, played by Masa Yamaguchi (The Condemned).
A unique blend of talking-head interviews with Eddie Jones and the players alongside re-enactments of events, The Brighton Miracle will have audiences rooting for the underdog and prove that with the right mindset and role models, you can overcome life’s greatest hurdles.
The film will be available worldwide from 19th September in 14 languages, and across multiple platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vimeo and Microsoft Video. The soundtrack, an original score by Emmy Award-winning composer Nick Wood and featuring an original song by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, will also be available on all major music streaming platforms from 19th September.