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Thursday 19 April 2018

Nevern: Hooligan genre just funny

Nick Nevern and Jason Maza star in The Hooligan Factory
Nick Nevern and Jason Maza star in The Hooligan Factory

The Hooligan Factory director Nick Nevern has said the hooligan film genre was easy to satirise.

Nick stars in the spoof - inspired by films such as Danny Dyer's The Football Factory and Green Street - about football hooligans, along with Anuvahood's Jason Maza.

Nick said: "There are a lot of these films being done. A lot of them are brilliant, even the rubbish ones are still good and people love them.

"I just think there's something rather funny about a group of men [taking fighting so seriously].

"You know, going 'This is the final ruck and it's the most important thing I've ever got to do'. I t hink there's something funny about that.

"Standing your ground is very important, but to have that as a kind of ethos for a movie, it's about time that's satirised a little bit."

Jason added: "Also we felt like because it had been done so many times, how could we re-enjoy these films in a fresh way. There was no point making another hooligan movie, it's already been done.

"It's almost a celebration - if you're a fan of the genre there are so many moments where you go 'I can't believe he's just done that, that's hilarious'."

:: The Hooligan Factory is released on June 13.

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