French soccer star Vikash Dhorasoo has completed his first film, shot in Super 8, titled Substitute. It will be released on May 9.

“In the summer of 2006, a friend of the French international footballer Vikash Dhorasoo gave him a Super 8 camera and told him to film what happened to him in the next few weeks. From the start, Dhorasoo couldn’t seem to get the hang of the camera: everything he shot, including himself, was slightly out of focus. Like Robin Williams’ character in Woody Allen’s film Deconstructing Harry, Dhorasoo became a bit of a blur. It wasn’t – or so you might think – a propitious start to a film-making career.”

The full Guardian article is here.