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18 Apr 2018

Leeds based media company The City Talking are partnering with Amazon to take its new film, ‘As Good As It Gets?’ to audiences around the world.

’As Good As It Gets?’ premieres at a sold-out screening at Everyman Cinema, Trinity Leeds as part of Leeds International Festival 2018 on April 30th. It will be available the following week to Prime Video customers across the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The film explores the rebirth of British rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, the team’s ‘Golden Generation’ and the battle for a historic treble in 2015. It stars Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Clare Balding. Narration is by actor and long term Leeds Rhinos fan, Matthew Lewis — best known for his role in the Harry Potter film series.

Lee Hicken, the Director of ‘As Good As It Gets?’ said: “It’s incredible to be making this documentary available on Prime Video. One of our early objectives was to take this story to new, international audiences. We wanted to challenge the sports documentary genre and create something that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their knowledge of the team and the sport.”

He added: “We have asked a lot from both the cast members and our crew. I think we’ve managed to create something that’s really special for audiences, both in the UK and beyond.”

Alex Green, European MD of Channels and Sports at Amazon Prime Video said: “We know our members enjoy watching sports on Prime Video, so we’re delighted to offer ‘As Good As It Gets?’ as another great sports documentary alongside our growing stable of high quality sports content available to stream. This story of a team battling for a historic treble trophy win will be compelling viewing for not just passionate Rugby League supporters, but for all sports fans — we think Prime Video members around the world will love it.”

Andrew Cooper, Chair of Leeds International Festival said: “We are delighted that ‘As Good As It Gets?’ is going to be showcasing the successes of home team Leeds Rhinos across the world.”

This news demonstrates the strength of creative industry within the region, with this film sitting alongside the channels existing content including The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Man In The High Castle, MR. ROBOT, Vikings and American Gods. ;