Cass Pennant is the best-selling author of eight football fan-related books, five of which have been UK Top Ten bestsellers. Pennant is also the eponymous hero of the British feature film Cass (2008), based on his best-selling autobiography about his turbulent life and character, constantly strengthened through adversity. Cass was directed by Jon. S. Baird and filmed starring Nonso Anozie, Nathalie Press and Tamer Hassan.

It was a culmination of events and a violent lifestyle as a leading member of notorious 80s football gang the ICF that saw him convicted and sent inside prison and it was at this time that Pennant began to write. In the range of hooligan literature the singular elements of humane dynamism and sympathy within Pennantís writing stood out. His story showed an escape route for those brutalised by their early experiences, a way out of the dead end towards moral redemption and peace. As an acknowledged authority on the culture of hooliganism and gang culture, he advised on numerous TV and film projects, including Guy Ritchie's acclaimed Snatch, Lexi Alexanderís Green Street/Hooligans, Alan Clarkeís The Firm plus Bravo TV's The Real Football Factories series, ITVís Bouncerís series and Ian Stuttardís award winning Thames TV documentary Hooligan.

When in 2005 he realised that publishing was the world for him, his interest moved on to developing and promoting other writers and with backing he founded Pennant Books and published a wide array of valuable titles in the sport, biography and crime genres.

Today he is concentrating mainly with film after being instrumental in the 2011 production of Casuals, a feature film DVD documentary exploring the early 80s fashion movement instigated by young football supporters from the terraces of British football stadiums. At the time of writing he is working on turning a book he first published about Irish boxer Big Joe Egan into a feature film.

GET LUCKY (gotta watch this movie)

A classic British gangster flick'

Directed by Sacha Bennett. Starring Luke Treadaway, T J Ramini, Craig Fairbrass, Emily Atack, James Cosmo and Terry Stone

Brothers Lucky (Luke Treadaway) and Raphael (T J Ramini) have always lived on the wrong side of the law. When a job goes very wrong and Lucky finds himself in debt to local heavies, Sebastian (Craig Fairbrass) and Mr. Kramer (Terry Stone), Lucky is forced to join his wayward brother on the biggest heist of their careers.

While Raphael concocts a plan to rob the casino of the most powerful crime-lord in town, Mr. Zigic (James Cosmo), and with the help of Zigic's own unwitting employees Niko (Marak Ovarek) and Eli (Jason Maza), Lucky is distracted by the girl of his dreams, femme fatale Bridgett (Emily Atack), who may not be all that she seems.

With betrayals and twists of fate, it seems everyone has an ulterior motive -- the question is, who can the brothers trust on the most important night of their lives?

FOOTBALL CASUALS: It started in the north?



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23 March 2013

Come join me and Barrington Patterson signing new copies of his new book One-Eyed Baz with a host of special guests.

The Irish Centre
14-20 High Street
Digbeth, Birmingham
B12 0LN
Time: 7.30pm

Tel: 0121 622 2314

24 March 2013

Official Book Launch - ONE EYED BAZ

Future Fitness
42 Far Gosford Street
Time: 1pm Ė 3pm

Tel: 024 7622 9296

2 and 3 April 2013

Russian International Festival of Sport Movies (Krasnogorski). Scheduled programme includes 120 feature and documentary films from 31 countries.

We are please to announce that Casuals will be screened at the both festival venues: Theatres Mori Cinema and Illusion on April 2 and 3 respectively.

31 May 2013

Frank Bruno, Cass Pennant and Barrington Patterson celebrity evening and charity fund raiser.

New Continental Hotel
Millbay Rd
Time: TBA

Tel: TBA

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