View the award-winning teaser for Champion.
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, Australia) and Melbourne (Victoria, 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. Other interviewees in the film include John Landy, Bob Lay, Trevor Vincent, Marg Woodlock and Herb Elliot, among others.
Official film website: 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