TWO best friends originally from Bradford who have a film of their lives due to be released met Bradford City’s squad to urge them to chase their promotion dreams.

Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj, both 32, spoke to the Bantams squad and manager Simon Grayson at a training session to tell their own remarkable life story, which has now been turned into a movie.

They wrote a ‘dreamcatcher’ list when they were 16 featuring what they wanted to do when they were older.

Their film, Scott and Sid, will be premiered in London on March 6, followed by a DVD release later this month.

The 15 certificate movie, which has cost £1.7 million, follows schoolboys Scott, played by Richard Mason and Sid, by Tom Blyth, who are isolated, underachieving and a little lost when Scott transfers to Sid’s school as a teen. Sid is the withdrawn son of an alcoholic mother and absent father, while Scott is an unloved foster child who’s been expelled from a number of schools.

Their friendship forms and they decided to write a list of goals and begin pursuing each one in turn to create a better life.

Mr Elliott and Mr Sadowskyj’s the movie, which they have written, produced and directed, was filmed in a number of locations including Leeds, York, London and in a house in Nab Wood, Shipley.

It has taken them the last four years to make and distribute and it is set to be advertised nationally on billboards and in movie magazines.

A group of the City squad also went to a screening of the film at the Leeds Bradford Odeon in Thornbury last month.

Mr Elliott said: “The players were fantastic.

“Sid did a little Braveheart-style speech. It was surreal being in front of them.

“We saw a real fire in the players’ eyes to be successful for the rest of the season.

“The manager, Simon Grayson, came up to us afterwards, he was a top guy.”

James Mason, Bradford City’s chief executive officer, said there are parallels between the underdogs of Scott and Sid and the Bantams.

He said: “We are totally behind it, and their story, and wish them well.

“It is a Bradford trait to be a fighter and to prove people wrong.

“Our players have to do that too, coming back from adversity. We are a club that keeps on bouncing back.

“I have seen the film and the story is brilliant.

“We had them down to training and they said it is all about believing.”