Watch Idris Elba’s directorial debut short film Unstoppable

IDRIS ELBA BTS 3British actor Idris Elba has today released his directorial debut short film Unstoppable, which has been produced in collaboration with Pepsi MAX’s Beats of the Beautiful Game, a collection of 11 anthemic songs and companion short films that capture the international spirit, sights and sounds of the world’s most popular game – football.

Elba’s offering is set to and inspired by the latest hit from Dutch producer and DJ heavyweight, R3HAB featuring singer Eva Simons, and follows a stereotypical school nerd as he negotiates the gauntlet of the school playing field in the 1970s.

“When I first heard the song I really loved the idea of being unstoppable…it’s self belief, it’s someone that just says “Guess what? I can do anything I want to do,” states Elba. “I like the whole 70s era, the haircuts and the style, and I chose a character that is stereotypically a nerd, isn’t sporty looking…but [it] turns out that he really is good at [football], and he is unstoppable when he starts to let himself go.”

 

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