The Footballer

Patrick Zeine, Harry Aletras

Feature film

A 34-year-old Australian living in Ireland must confront his past when given one last chance to become a professional Australian Rules footballer.


Jim is a skilled Gaelic footballer living in Dublin, Ireland. His past keeps him emotionally withdrawn, affecting his relationship with his girlfriend, Neve. Back in Melbourne, Australia, the Carlton Football Club is met with sanctions for salary cap breaches. Club president, Kerry Stapelton, is under pressure from his board and …

About Patrick Zeine

Working out of Melbourne and Sydney, Patrick Zeine is a Screenwriter and Producer. He has a background in digital content and currently works for ARE in Sydney, producing Augmented and Virtual reality content.

The Footballer was co-written with Harry Aletras, which is one of three projects they have collaborated on.

About Harry Aletras

Harry Aletras is a Melbourne based screenwriter, video artist and filmmaker.

He graduated from RMIT Fine Arts (Media Arts) in 2009 and spent three years operating a Video Production company before attending the Victorian College of the Arts (Master of Screenwriting), of which his first screenplay Martingale formed the coursework.

Australian Screenwriter Patrick Zeine
Patrick Zeine
Australian Screenwriter Harry Aletras
Harry Aletras