A  landmark documentary, currently in production about the Artist turned world-famous Athletics Coach, and the man behind the breaking of the Four Minute Mile, Franz Stampfl. Written & Directed by Sally McLean, Executive Produced by Phil Craig & Robert L Galinsky and produced by Sally McLean & Ben Steel for Finish Line Films Pty Ltd.


“I believe that any human being is capable of greatness by inspiration.”

– Franz Stampfl



“99% hard work and 1% talent will ALWAYS beat 99% talent and 1% hard work.”

– Franz Stampfl



“The coach’s main job is 20% technical & 80% inspirational.”

– Franz Stampfl


Documentaries: EMPOWER, EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN & ENGAGE, but most importantly – THEY INSPIRE …

… BECOME PART OF THE INSPIRATION

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“Success comes from hard work, hard work and more hard work. There are no short cuts.”

– Franz Stampfl


FINISH LINE FILMS PTY LTD PRESENTS
A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind The Miracle Mile

Writer & Director: Sally McLean
Producers: Ben Steel & Sally McLean
Executive Producers: Phil Craig & Robert Lewis Galinsky
Co-Producers: Marg Woodlock-McLean & Billy Smedley

UK & IRELAND FILMING

Director Of Photography: Tim Egan
Gaffer & Sound: Saraj Alkemade
Production Coordinator: Daniel Salter
Production Coordinator (Austria): Ernst Vogl (Location Austria)
Stills Photography: Daniel Salter

AUSTRIA FILMING

Director Of Photography: Tim Egan
Gaffer & Sound: Saraj Alkemade
Production Coordinator: Ernst Vogl (Location Austria)
Stills Photography: Ingo Folie

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA FILMING

Directors Of Photography: Tim Egan & Shaun Herbertson
Gaffers: Saraj Alkemade & Ben Steel
Sound Recordist: Gunay Demerci
Sound Recordist & Design: Tim McCormick
Camera Assistants: Lisa Cushing, Marcus Cropp
Stills Photography: Stefano Ferro & Christoph Ziegenhardt
Make Up: Jo Fletcher
Unit Manager: Marg Woodlock-McLean

BRISBANE & GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA FILMING

Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson
Sound: Tristan Atkins
Stills Photography: Dylan Evans
Make Up: Jen Carlson
Unit Manager: Marg Woodlock-McLean

RECREATION & ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE FILMING

Directors Of Photography:  Shaun Herbertson
First Assistant Director: Charmaine Kuhn
Sound Recordist: Tim McCormick
Camera Assistant: Lisa Cushing
Production Designer: Stephanie D’Alessi
Stills Photography: Ben Mix
Make Up: Jo Fletcher
Production Assistant: Jessica To
Unit Manager: Marg Woodlock-McLean

RECREATION FOOTAGE CAST

Cody Cameron as Roger Bannister
David Irvine as Christopher Chataway
Christian Taylor as Christopher Brasher
Roger Crook as  John Landy
Jason Pope as Alan Gordon
Lore Burns as Margaret Woodlock

German Translations & Subtitles: Laura Wagner
Interview Transcriptions: Sally McLean, Bronwyn Gregory & Billy Smedley
Music: Tommy Rando

Trailer/Teaser Editor: Sally McLean
Behind The Scenes Director/Producer: Ben Steel

Production Accountant: Trish Mulhall (Blue Swoop)
Legal Representative: Julia Adams (Shiff & Co)

THE PRODUCERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING VENUES & FILMING LOCATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT :

The Roger Bannister Running Track, Oxford University Sport – University of Oxford (UK)
The Hotel Imperial, Vienna (Austria)
St Catherine’s School, Toorak (Australia)
Melbourne Girls Grammar, South Yarra (Australia)
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (Australia)
Somerville House, South Brisbane (Australia)
Sport Australia Hall Of Fame, Melbourne (Australia)
Athletics Australia, Athletics House (Australia)
Melbourne Sports Hub, Lakeside Stadium (Australia)
George Knott Athletic Reserve, Collingwood Harriers (Australia)
The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne (Australia)

DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FACILITATED BY:
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PRODUCTION FUNDING FACILITATED BY:
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SONY CAMERAS & ZEISS LENSES PROVIDED BY:
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Web & Poster Design: Sally McLean
LOGO DESIGNED BY: Tim Hoffman

A documentary about the extraordinary life of Franz Stampfl – Austrian Art student turned greatest Athletics Coach of the 20th Century and the man who trained Roger Bannister to break the 4 Minute Mile