Premier League Education

Recently we have been working with Kick It Out to bring WONDERKID into the Premier League Academy dressing room environment. We have screened the film to Chelsea U23 & U18 squads as well as Steven Gerrard's Liverpool FC U18 squad as part of Kick it Out's Premier League Equality Inspires programme.

The work Kick It Out do around education in the game is invaluable. It has been an honour to see WONDERKID used to make an impact explaining homophobia and helping young players understand the importance of being themselves.

Check out Chelsea TV's feature below.

WONDERKID Screening in Moscow

This May we took WONDERKID to Russia for a special and risky screening. The screening was held by the Russian LGBT in Sport Federation and funded and supported by FARE and Football V Homophobia.

Event Poster by Russian LGBT in Sport Federation

Event Poster by Russian LGBT in Sport Federation



WONDERKID was back on Sky Sports 1 this month. The broadcast took place at 10:15pm on Wednesday 17th May 207 immediately following the Premier League game between Southampton FC and Manchester United. The broadcast was in support of International Day Against Homophobia #IDAHOT

The film is also available on demand to Sky Sports subscribers until May 31st. Just search ‘WONDERKID’ on Catch Up TV.

WONDERKID director Rhys Chapman went back on talkSPORT ahead of the broadcast. Listen below.

WONDERKID Launches Online

One day, all that will matter is that I’m the best that this country has ever seen.

March sees the online launch of the eagerly anticipated short, WONDERKID. A film by Rhys Chapman, which tackles one of football’s biggest issues – homophobia. Starring Chris Mason, and Sky Sports’ very own Martin Tyler, Alan Smith and Geoff Shreeves, the film depicts the inner turmoil of a gay professional footballer as he strives to succeed as his true self in a hyper masculine environment.

WONDERKID is an expressive, vital and powerful activist film. Following the successful television debut of the film on Sky Sports 1HD in November 2016, the film will now be available online for free. The film will be available via WONDERKID website at from Tuesday 7th March 2017, with the aim of reaching as many people as possible and in order to stimulate discussion around this topic.



Following a successful screening at Sky HQ, WONDERKID was broadcast on Sky Sports 1 HD on Friday 25th November 2016 at 10:15pm. The special screening was part of Sky Sports' support of Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign.

Rhys Chapman went on Sky Sports News to speak about the film ahead of the broadcast.


We're incredibly grateful for the opportunity to bring the film's message to such a huge audience. The film was very well received and we were inundated with positive tweets and messages about the film. The film will soon be available On Demand to Sky Sports customers and we will be announcing our online release soon.


WONDERKID At Raindance


WONDERKID launched at a special one off screening with our supporters the Telegraph as part of this year's Raindance Festival.

The film was billed as an LGBT film not to miss by Attitude Magazine

The screening will took place at 6pm on Monday 26th September at Vue Piccadilly and was attended by Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith as well as Raindance founder Elliot Grove. The film was introduced by Telegraph global entertainment director Denise Parkinson.

Stars Leeshon Alexander and Chris Mason, joined director Rhys Chapman and screenwriter Matt Diss in a post screening Q&A hosted by Attitude Magazine editor and 'Straight Jacket' author Matthew Todd