The rugby film genre is added to tomorrow with the release of Play On which is set in Scotland and Kansas. Directed and co-written by David Story and starring Australian, Adam Gray-Hayward in his first lead role as the central character Keir Kilgour. The film has already won a number of accolades in the United States including the Best Feature Film Award at the All Sports Film Festival.
The film has the interesting premise of whether a father (played by Chard Hayward and the lead's real life father) and son who in a sense sit on the opposite sides of the idealistic divide between amateur and professional rugby, can ever have a shared understanding of what fundamentally the game of rugby is all about. The elder Kilgour who in his time starred for Scotland while also working in a textile mill, is increasingly at odds with his son who displays every sign of purely playing for money.
"But, it's not always what you do that matters. It's what you do next. Get up. Play on."
From the trailer the rugby action looks to be fairly realistic and includes snippets from an Edinburgh - UIster match.
The movie is available to purchase online at http://www.playonthemovie.com/ and a competition for a trip to New Zealand to see the World Cup Semi Finals is also running on the film's facebook page at www.facebook.com/playonthemovie