Searching for Toto

Schillaci

They’re not in Kansas anymore. Four football fans from Portsmouth are hoping to produce their own documentary travelling throughout Italy in search of Toto Schillaci, the man who finished top scorer at the 1990 World Cup and broke Irish hearts in the process.

The quartet of friends are hoping to raise cash through crowd-sourcing to finance the compelling project on the striker who became a hero to a nation before seemingly disappearing into obscurity.

Steve, Greg, Alex and Rob are huge fans of the game as well as being interested in film and film-making. “It’s something none of us have ever done before,” says Steve Jolley, “but we’re very passionate about our idea and are very willing to give it a go.”

The group are aiming to raise £19,000 to cover footage rights and equipment hire.

“Our campaign is to make a funny, entertaining road trip documentary about the 1990 World Cup Golden Boot winner and legendary ex-Italian footballer – Salvatore Schillaci”

“It will be the journey of four friends’ travels through Italy, with stop offs at his former clubs Messina, Juventus and Inter Milan as well as highlighting his time with the Italian national team. Our main goal is to hopefully meet this legendary player en route for an exclusive interview about his career. We may need some help along the way from the Italian public,” adds Steve.

“With your help we can create a never seen before unique documentary which I’m sure football fans from around the world would enjoy watching. If successful it could lead to other documentaries of other legends.”

You can find out more and make a contribution here

Image: storiedicalcio.altervista.org

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