Tim Cahill: Shanghai Shenhua F.C.


C L I E N T : Tim Cahill: Shanghai, China (2017)

P R O J E C T : Shanghai Shenhua F.C. To document Tim Cahill’s journey through the Chinese F.A. Cup Final and his experience of playing professional football in China.

Creative Direction / Full Film & Production / Photography

C R E A T I V E : Chad Gibson lived with Tim Cahill for a week in his Shanghai home, rising for early morning training through to late evening massage therapy and FIFA sessions in his apartment, documenting the life of one of Australia’s most famous footballers. Far from his family as he played in the Chinese F.A. Cup Final, the experience of playing in the Chinese Super League was dramatically different to the Premier League and MLS that he was accustomed to after nearly 15 years in England and 3 years in the USA. Chad captured video and photography as part of an ongoing project with Tim spanning over the final 5 years of his professional football career.