Direction and editing by Ian McDonald
Produced by Geetha J. for Interventions
May 2nd 2008, and we follow Jason as he journeys from Brighton to London to the spot where Justin Fashanu, the first and only openly gay footballer, committed suicide on May 2nd, 1998. The journey is interspersed with a heartfelt message from Jason to John Fashanu, Justin’s younger brother. In staging his own private vigil to remember Justin, Jason marks the start of a campaign, The Justin Campaign against homophobia in football.
January 2010: Reel Out Queer Film and Video Festival, Ontario, Canada
December 2009: Cine-city: the Brighton Film Festival, UK
Nov & Dec 2009: Merging Arts Short Story Film Festival, Rhodes Is., USA
March 2009: Sport, Sexuality and Culture International Conference, Ithaca College, New York State, USA