THE GOLD JACKET - FROM STRUER TO HALL OF FAME
- Claus Frederiksen / Nordisk Film Cinemas, TV 2 sport Denmark
The “Gold Jacket” was originally not supposed to be a documentary for cinema. But as planning progressed, it was discovered that there was much more in it, than could be told in a short TV feature. Morten Andersen is a great storyteller, and while communicating with the NFL/Hall of Fame, Claus Frederiksen got the chance to gain full access for filming in Canton, Ohio. This was a first in history. A film crew that had been afforded access “inside the ropes”, was previously unheard of. Then out of nowhere, Nordic Film indicated interest in the film. They wanted it for their seven national movie theatres. Frederiksen now needed more material, and this led him back to the USA, this time in New Orleans, where Morten started his Hall of Fame career, as a New Orleans Saint. The “Gold Jacket” is a very personal story, that not only shows the glamour of being a sports star, but also reveals the sacrifices made, the hard work through three decades and the dedication to see it all through to the end - with will and determination. It’s a story of a Danish immigrant, who embraced the American dream - and made it to the very top of the NFL.