It’s finally here! Woodlawn hits theaters today and we can hardly wait to see it. The movie tells the powerful true story of the desegregation of Woodlawn high school. Of course here at Sports Studio we love a good sports movie, but this one has greatness written all over it.
We were thrilled to get a call from Crescent City Pictures to help with the movie. Working hand in hand with the production team, we provided all of the 1970’s period football uniforms in the film. Much like our work for period movies such as 42 or We Are Marshall, a substantial amount of research went into the recreation of these period football uniforms. Using original photos as a reference point, we custom manufactured the home team’s jerseys and pants. From there, we screen printed the numbers on mesh jerseys, true to early 70’s football.
For anyone filming a period football scene, or if you’re simply curious, the typical characteristics of 1970’s High School Football Uniforms are as follows:
- Mesh Jerseys
- Screenprinted Numbering
- Longer shoulder sleeves, never cinched
- Long Sleeve Cotton Undershirts
- Bulky Shoulder Pads
- Thick-banded, large facemasks
- Leather Cleats
To see more of our period Woodlawn High School jerseys, as well their opponents, check out the movie trailer here or catch it in theaters, now playing.