A full-length documentary film about the life of three-time Formula 1 champion Sir Jack Brabham has turned to crowdfunding in hopes of seeking its final stage of investment. Production for Brabham: The Untold Story of Formula One began in 2014, with the majority of the work having been completed and the film set to be previewed at the next Australian Grand Prix and Formula 1 season opener in March.
As posted on the film’s Facebook page, production house Aurora Films has partnered with crowdfunding platform Crowd88 to seek additional investment to support the project. The team intends to raise A$50,000 for finishing the film, while anything extra and up to A$200,000 will be used for marketing. A minimum investment requires a payment of A$1,000 in the form of shares, along with exclusive privileges and VIP access opportunities around the film. Distribution of the documentary will be handled by Transmissions Films, who also worked on the recent Bruce McLaren biopic with aims to take the Brabham film to international film festivals and cinemas worldwide.
Brabham was the first Australian who claimed motorsport’s ultimate crown in Formula 1 and the very first person who clinched the championship in a car of his own design. The film includes archive racing footage and interviews in period with Brabham himself, as well as the appearance of many of his peers such as Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, the late great John Surtees, former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and of course, his son David, who has just relaunched the Brabham brand. We can’t wait to see it.