The “Making Of” special includes gorgeous footage of Scotland; interviews with the cast, director Jason Connery, producers and key crew. This inside glimpse will allow viewers to experience the fine details and creative elements giving authenticity to the golf scenes and overall look and feel of the film. PGA Tour superstar Jordan Spieth and his dad Shawn are dressed in the wardrobe of the “Morris era,” and play with replica hickory clubs and Gutta Percha balls. Producer Keith Bank noted, “It was both interesting and enlightening to see a player of Jordan’s caliber swinging the hickory clubs while dressed in the confining coat and garb of the day. He said he gained just a little more respect for the players of the Morris era”. Be sure to tune in to hear their commentary about what it would have been like to play in the era that ushered in the modern game of golf.
Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, TOMMY’S HONOUR, the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Best Feature Film, is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom Morris (BAFTA Scotland winner Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden, DUNKIRK, '71, DENIAL), the dynamic father-son team pioneers who ushered in the modern era of golf.
As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s golfing royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s stellar playing record and accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, and as a course designer, the local caddie master, greens keeper and club & ball maker. In contrast to his public persona, Tommy’s inner turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill, JURASSIC PARK, THE PIANO), and against the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MAN UP).
Legendary CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz said about the film, "Tommy's Honour is a beautiful tribute to the game. I felt like we were dropped out of a time machine and given the chance "to feel" what golf was like over a century and half ago. For those of us stateside, the extra U in Honour is for YOU to make sure to see this most authentic cinematic achievement."
Golf Hall of Famer and two-time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw added, “Tommy’s Honour is a story of champions, a story of faith and a story of pathos. I hope everybody embraces this film, because it is a poignant story that is so beautifully depicted”.
The film will be released nationwide in theaters by Roadside Attractions on April 14th. For more information and to view the movie trailer, visit www.TommysHonour.com.
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