A FILMMAKER hopes to recruit football fans to feature in a new documentary about the North-East’s love of the beautiful game.

Gateshead-based moviemaker Zahra Zomorrodian is making a film following Newcastle United fans through the upcoming season as the Magpies experiences life in the Championship.

Almost all the action will take place away from the pitch, focusing on the fans’ match day experiences.

As well as looking for a small number of fans to be the main focus of the film throughout the season, she is also asking supporters to contribute their own footage of match day.

Ms Zomorrodian said: “This film is very much about fans, not football.

“I find it fascinating trying to understand what makes men and women, all over the world, care so much about Newcastle United.

“Why do fans get up in the dead of night to travel to away games, or watch the match on telly from the other side of the world? Those are the stories we want to explore”.

Tentatively titled “We Are The Geordies”, the film is independent of the club, but Newcastle is supporting the project by allowing access to St James’ Park.

Ms Zomorrodian said: “The idea came to me when I was talking with a Liverpool fan about Rafa Benitez and how different everything about the club feels this year.

“There’s a positivity which has been missing for so long and I want to capture that.”

She added: “We’ll be tracking supporters to the Burton Albions and the Rotherhams as Rafa tries to deliver us back to the Premier League.

“We don’t know what this season will bring and that’s the beauty of this film."

For more information visit www.GeordiesFF.com.