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Published on Apr 18, 2016
Champion is a new documentary about the life of world-renowned Athletics Coach and Dunera Boy, Franz Stampfl - who produced over 450 Olympians, Commonwealth Games athletes, World Champions and National Champions from over 17 countries during his 60+ year career, including coaching Roger Bannister to break the Four Minute Mile in 1954.
At a time when we all need heroes and to be reminded of the power of one, this documentary tells the tale of one individual's amazing and unexpected life – showing all of us that anyone, anywhere can do anything if we just dare to believe.
This trailer features highlights from interviews filmed in Oxford UK, Dublin Ireland, Vienna Austria, Brisbane and Gold Coast, Queensland and Melbourne Australia. Interviewees featured in this teaser include: Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Christopher Chataway, Ron Clarke, Ralph Doubell, Kitty Chiller, Ulick O'Connor, Ken Roche, Ondine McGalshan, Lois Jackman, Alf Lazer, Arnold Bram and Otto Stampfl.
Official film website: www.thechampiondocumentary.com
Written, Directed & Edited by Sally McLean Produced by Ben Steel & Sally McLean Executive Produced by Phil Craig & Robert Lewis Galinsky Directors of Photography (Interviews): Tim Egan & Shaun Herbertson Director of Photography (Re-enactments): Shaun Herbertson First A.D (Re-enactments): Charmaine Kuhn Production Designer (Re-enactments): Stephanie d'Alessi Gaffer (interviews): Saraj Alkemade Sound Recordists: Tim McCormick, Saraj Alkemade & Gunay Demerci Production Coordinator (London & Dublin): Daniel Salter Production Coordinator (Vienna): Ernst Vogl Production Coordinator (Brisbane, Gold Coast & Melbourne): Marg Woodlock-McLean Stills Photographer (London & Dublin): Daniel Salter Stills Photographer (Vienna): Ingo Folie Stills Photographer (Brisbane & Gold Coast): Dylan Evans Stills Photographers (Melbourne): Christoph Ziegenhardt, Stefano Ferro & Ben Mix On Set Translator (Vienna): Arno Rupp Music: Hakan Eriksson German Translations & Subtitles: Laura Wagner Co-produced by Marg Woodlock-McLean & Billy Smedley
Re-enactment cast: Cody Cameron, Roger Crook, Christian Taylor, David Irvine, Jason Pope, Billy Smedley, Lore Burns, Sally McLean