Motorsport fans now have an opportunity to learn more about one of the greatest figures in Australian motorsport history, with the Ákos Armont directed, Brabham
film now available to purchase on DVD. Armont also co-wrote the film and companion book with renowned motoring author Tony Davis.
tells the ‘tale of a racing dynasty and the price of immortality and reveals the forgotten godfather of modern Formula 1, Sir Jack Brabham, and his son's quest to defy the odds in the competitive world of international motorsport once more’.
A limited theatrical release had been planned for the film, however after a public screening in the week of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, like the race itself, the cinema release was cancelled due to COVID-19.
producer Antony Waddington thanked those who had supported the film during production and was pleased the DVD was now available for people to enjoy after the theatrical screening was unable to proceed..
“The producers of Brabham
appreciate the support Motorsport Australia offered us over the past three years during research and production of the documentary,” Waddington said.
“Set in the world of Formula 1, this story is about fathers and sons, the price of fame and how the media creates sporting mythologies.”
features two key cultural commentators throughout - British artist and filmmaker Grayson Perry for a contemporary perspective. And the great Paul Newman comes to us from the 1971 film, 'Once Upon a Wheel’ (which the producers restored during this production). Some of the leading figures of motorsport also appear, including the first feature interview with Bernie Ecclestone, and the late Sir Stirling Moss’ final interview.
The DVD is available directly via the film’s entertainment distribution partners, MadMan Entertainment.
It is also available for purchase from all good retailers, both in store and online, including via JB Hi Fi
“The good will we received on the project from the motorsport community in Australia, as well as the UK, US, Monte Carlo and Japan, has been tremendous and we hope the film will bring Sir Jack’s story to the forefront of not only the motorsport community, but a wider audience as well,” Waddington added.
is available to purchase now.