Keen to get into the spirit of the World Cup, Park Village Productions have created a wonderful short film directed by Tom Carty encapsulating the rollercoaster ride that the England football squad regularly put fans through in living rooms across the nation.
With reference to the painful absence of the trophy since 1966, 'World Cup Pain' delivers a wonderfully tense and desperate cameo of the ninety minute journey of obsessive England fan. From his pre-match tensions and goal-scoring euphoria, through to his final despair as he realises (once again) that his hopes are merely a dream.
Using their own central London studio, lighting and camera equipment, the spot was filmed over one day at Park Village Studios, with editing and sound finishing generously provided by The Quarry and Wave Studios.
True to form, England took us to the wire on Tuesday evening with extra time and penalties .... on Saturday we have to do it all again.