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12 June 2019

Field of Play

by Syd Briscoe

Budweiser: “Heart of a King” - 60s

This lofty offering from Budweiser puts the English Lionesses in regal company, as Queen Elizabeth the First's famous Tilbury speech sets out their Women's World Cup intentions with confidence.

A multidisciplinary cast - including actor Naomie Harris, author Zawe Ashton, and former England international Rachel Yankey - are dramatically lit as they recite the speech, words about having the body of the woman but the 'heart of a king' still relevant today.

There are choice lyrical substitutions made, of course, as using some of the original battle-heavy language of the text would feel overblown. As it is, this feels like a measured, self-assured assertion that the Lionesses fully believe in their ability to dominate on the field, football or otherwise.

Film Production: Kode Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Laura Scrivano ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Emily O'Meara
Production M'ger: Sam Jackson
Executive Producer: Jack Goodwin
Cinematographer: Thomas English / Luke Scott Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Anil Griffin
Colourist: Jonny Tully @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Robson Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ

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