A Life Unexpected is a new documentary about the life of world-renowned Athletics Coach and Dunera Boy, Franz Stampfl - who produced over 350 Olympians, World Champions and National Champions from over 14 countries during his 60+ year career, including coaching Roger Bannister to break the Four Minute Mile in 1954.
This teaser features highlights from interviews filmed in Oxford UK, Dublin Ireland and Vienna Austria in November 2011 - our first phase of filming for the project. Interviewees featured in this, our European shoot teaser include: Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Christopher Chataway, Ulick O'Connor and members of the Stampfl family.
Now in the final stages of financing for the full production, the finished film will feature additional sporting luminaries such as John Landy, Ron Clarke, Herb Elliot, Ralph Doubell, Merv Lincoln, Brian Hewson, Roy Emerson and Steve Hooker among others.
Written, Directed & Edited by Sally McLean
Director of Photography: Tim Egan
Gaffer & Sound: Saraj Alkemade
Production Coordinator (London & Dublin): Daniel Salter
Production Coordinator (Vienna): Ernst Vogl
Stills Photographer (London & Dublin): Daniel Salter
Stills Photographer (Vienna): Ingo Folie
On Set Translator (Vienna): Arno Rupp
Music: Tommy Rando
German Translations & Subtitles: Laura Wagner
Logo by Tim Hoffman
Co-produced by Marg Woodlock-McLean
Produced by Ben Steel & Sally McLean
Executive Produced by Robert Galinsky
Sony F3 Camera & Zeiss lenses provided by GearHead (Melbourne).
Official film website: alifeunexpected.com
Still in production, with development funded entirely by public donations, this project would not be possible without the support of the Australia Business Arts Foundation. Thank you to the AbAF Australia Cultural Fund for supporting independent documentary makers in Australia!
Latest edit of this teaser: 14 January, 2013