British 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.”