The True Story of Playing the Moldovans at Tennis begins with a bet ...
... can writer Tony Hawks play and beat the entire Moldovan national football team at tennis, one by one?
Believing the challenge to be easy, Tony has a cunning plan to use the adventure as material for a new book, but on arriving in the former Soviet Republic of Moldova he realises he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Encountering gangsters, corruption, poverty and uncooperative football managers, will Tony win his bet against the odds or will Moldova be his undoing?
Based on the best-selling true book of the same name, and written, co-directed and starring the author Tony Hawks, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is a unique British feature film. Independently funded and produced, profits from Playing the Moldovans at Tennis go to a care centre for children in Chisinau.
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is released on June 22nd 2012.
Best-selling author and comedian Tony has starred in two adaptations of his own books, the first being Round Ireland With A Fridge. Tony's acting credits also include Red Dwarf and Morris Minor's Marvellous Motors, and he's a regular on radio and TV panel shows.
Steve is known for his work in classic British comedy, including The Young Ones, Lazarus and Dingwall, Whose Line is it Anyway? and Blackadder. He is a regular at Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury, and appeared in Guy Masterson's sell-out theatre production of 12 Angry Men alongside Bill Bailey.
Actor, director and TV presenter Anatol is a veteran of stage and screen in his home country Moldova. Previous productions include M. Eminescu at the National Theatre.