Mumbai: Prime Video announced that the UK Original documentary on the life and career of England cricket captain Ben Stokes will launch exclusively in over 240 countries and territories worldwide on Friday 26th August.
Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes has been created with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (1917) who features on-screen to discuss the highs and lows of the cricket icon’s record-breaking career across a series of interviews. Produced by Whisper, the documentary tells the story of Ben’s journey, examining his World Cup triumph and heroics at the Headingley crease, as well as the lows which came at a huge personal cost, and saw him take time away from the game.
The film’s crew captured Ben’s most personal and challenging moments, including the final visit to see his terminally ill father and his struggles with mental health. Ben explores this journey on-screen with cricket fanatic Mendes, who also executive produces the film. Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes features intimate interviews with Ben’s late father, his mother, wife and children along with friends, family and former teammates and opponents including: Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Neil Fairbrother and the late Shane Warne.
Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes is directed by Chris Grubb and Luke Mellows and executive produced by Sam Mendes, Mark Cole and Sunil Patel.
Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes joins Prime Video’s collection of exclusive sports documentaries and docuseries including All or Nothing: Arsenal, The Test, Rooney, Arsene Wenger: Invincible, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Manchester City, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, Andy Murray: Resurfacing, Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story, When Eagles Dare and more. Prime Video will also offer Prime members in the UK live coverage of 20 Premier League football matches, Autumn Nations Series international rugby union, plus its continued exclusive coverage of ATP & WTA Tour tennis and US Open tennis matches for no additional cost to their Prime membership.