Errol Morris documents superfans for ESPN
Wieden + Kennedy New York and director Errol Morris have shot this unusual and engaging documentary for ESPN, which features stories of superfans who take their love of sports all the way to the grave with them...
The film, titled Team Spirit, features friends, family, tombstone makers and undertakers talking about real fans who requested that their fandom be reflected in their funerals, alongside one living fan who discusses plans of what she'd like when she dies. Morris tackles what could be a sad or potentially mawkish subject with a sensitive and confident hand, creating a film that is full of fascinating stories of the lengths that people will go to for the love of sport.
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy New York
ECDs: Ian Reichenthal, Scott Vitrone
Creative directors: Brandon Henderson, Stuart Jennings
Creatives: Cyrus Coulter, Dave Canning
Director: Errol Morris
Production company: Moxie Pictures
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That's just Sad.
I think it's more than coincidental that the majority of sports fans belong to the same gender that touchingly believes in the myth of the Whore with the Heart of Gold. Most professional teams (owners, managers and players alike) would take a better money offer in a heartbeat, leaving you sad, alone and deserted.
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