By Alexandra BOYD


Drama - Development 2013

One hundred years ago
In the most deprived part of the East End
A special place was built by a man from a world away
On the same land where the Olympics were staged in 2012
The Eton Manor Boys Club was a place where sporting dreams came true
One boy dreamt of Olympic Gold
His dream came true.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Epic, Historical
    • Countries
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexandra BOYD
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexandra BOYD
    • Producer(s)
    • Jon PETTIGREW (The Wilderness Company), Alexandra BOYD (The Wilderness Company)
    • Synopsis
    • An urchin is saved from a life of poverty and crime by Old Etonian, Arthur Villiers and champion boxer Harry Mallin. He trains to box at The Olympics and survives the Great War but shell shock prevents him from competing. Instead, he coaches Harry, his best friend, to win his second gold medal and learns: you don’t have to fight to win.
      Based on true events, The Wilderness serves as a prequel to the Legacy of the London Games. The film bottles the spirit of 2012 and which will continue to inspire generations to come through sport.
    • Partners & financing
    • Blue Pencil Set/Sapphire Fund
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2013