Swans link-up live to America
1st May 2015
Documentary film Jack to a King premiered on the west coast of the United States during the early hours of this morning (Friday).
Fans of MLS side Portland Timbers hosted a special showing of the Swansea story on Thursday evening (US time), with hundreds giving the film a standing ovation.
Cinema-goers had the chance to see a museum of showcase memories from Swansea's history ahead of the premiere which was followed by a special live video link-up to the Swans boardroom at 4.30am to speak to some of the key people who feature in the film.
Jack to a King Executive Producer Mal Pope joined Swans vice-chairman Leigh Dineen and club ambassador Lee Trundle for the early start.
All had the chance to chat to fans stateside - answering their questions about the film, the Liberty, Trundle's best goals and how the club have risen so fast over the last 12 years.
"It was absolutely incredible to see 450 fans in America cheering, clapping, waving flags and singing songs out when we linked-up with them after they watched the film," said Dineen.
"They had some great questions, they were very knowledgeable about football and the Swans."
Trundle, whose goalscoring exploits are also featured in the film, added: "It was amazing to see the reaction of the hundreds of Portland fans who packed out the cinema.
"It was a bit surreal sitting here answering their questions and seeing them waving their flags and applauding. The atmosphere there looked great and the film appears to have got a great reaction.
"I would never have imagined Swansea City would be doing something like this when I first joined the club in 2003.
"It is amazing to see how our story, through Jack to a King, is starting to take off around the world.
"It makes you feel proud that the recent history of our football club has made it to America."