A few days ago, I was alerted to this wonderful trailer of a Jamie Johnson film based on The Kick Off,  made by Ho Wei Jian.

Ho,  who is based in Singapore,  says:  “This was originally for a book report in school.  I love the books.  Jamie Johnson reminds me of a young Ryan Giggs.  I hope it becomes a movie and I hope my trailer becomes an inspiration for others.”

Well,  I love this trailer and it makes me so proud to imagine the books being enjoyed all over the world.

I think Ho has done a great job.

If you’d like to make a trailer of any of the JJ books, go ahead and send me the link and I’ll put them up too!


Have you seen the 5-minute film that was nominated for the Sundance Festival?

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10 Responses

    1. Thank you! You have made a fantastic film and you should be very proud of it!

  1. Hi Dan
    Just wanted to ask, when is the Jamie Johnson CBBC series coming out, and which books are they doing?
    Also, will there be another book? If so when will it come out and will it be a sequel? If so I’ve got an idea- maybe Jamie loses his memory again, and joins Real Madrid or Foxborough and all the fans think he’s a traitor, while JJ gets confused?
    Thanks for reading James

    1. Hello James. I don’t have the dates for the series coming out yet. Will keep you posted. You have some great ideas for a book. Thanks for your ideas!

  2. Hi Dan

    I don’t know if you’ll ever read this but I just wanted to say I love your Jamie Johnson books and am so excited for this new series when it comes out that I’ve been checking here and the CBBC website almost every day for news! I also wanted to say about the book Final Whistle, do you think Jamie’s move to Barcelona slightly resembles Wayne Rooney’s move from Everton to Manchester United? Where it seems Jamie/Wayne is moving for money but is actually trying to save the club they love? It’s just a thought.

    Sorry this is so long, but I really wanted to emulate how much I love your books. It would make my day for a response.


    1. Hi there Alex. Brilliant question! I see what you mean. I think you’re right and there’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to transfers. It’s even known that some players cry when they have to leave the team that they love. I like your way of thinking!

    1. Hi Caolan,
      I left the end of Final Whistle open so the reader can decide what they think happens. What are your thoughts on an ending?