Bouncing Back

Directed by Justin Temple, this 10-minute documentary for ITV Carlton’s First Cut strand was produced with support from Screen South.


Film synopsis:

Days before a dream football trial at Arsenal, 18-year-old Oxford United star Jamie Brooks was struck down by a rare, life-threatening nerve disease. Paralysed and in agony, he spent 79 days on a life-support machine. He feared he may never walk again.

BOUNCING BACK charts Jamie’s long recovery as he attempts to reignite his footballing career.