The Home Game is a spirited story of an impulsive Icelander’s comical attempt to complete his father’s failed mission: To finally get their beloved fishing village an official home game on the unused football pitch he built 25 years prior.
Kari Vidarsson registers an endearing team of underdogs in the prestigious Men's FA Cup with only a 50/50 chance of getting to play at their rural lava field home. Kari embraces his father’s old coaching philosophy and enlists anyone willing to play, including a fisherman and his son, a pessimistic church warden and a mother of three.
The inclusion of their female player risks forfeiting the game as mixed gender teams are deemed illegal by the FA. The dilemma results in an unprecedented sequence of events on game day building up to an incredible moment by the unlikely female hero.
The Home Game is a feature length Documentary filmed over a one year period on location in Hellissandur, Iceland
Directed by: Smari Gunn & Logi Sigursveinsson
Produced by: Stephanie Thorpe, Heather Millard, Elfar Adalsteins & Freyja Kristinsdottir
Silver Screen/The Freezer Production
Supported by: The Icelandic Film Centre
Sales and Distribution: MetFilm