Jump bring Sadio Mane story to life

14 Jan 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

An upcoming documentary featuring Sadio Mane - which is set to be released in 2020 - has been brought to life with animated still drawings of the Liverpool footballer, telling the story of his journey from Senegal to Anfield.

Created by UK design agency Jump, and commissioned by Berlin-based creative agency, Vertical Social Club, the clip tells the footballer’s ‘rags to riches’ story from a small village in Africa to football stardom.

The illustrations include moments such as Mane practising football as a child, watching football with his family, and standing on a freezing cold pitch when he joined Southampton.

The documentary's animations are inspired by African drawings, with illustrations first created on an iPad before being coloured and stitched together.