fabulous rugby DVDs
ME UP AND RUN
is a simple and very entertaining guide, produced in conjunction
with the Australian Rugby Football Union, to playing and watching
the game of rugby. The national team shows us what they do,
how to play the game and how to get the most enjoyment from
it. The production uses humour, great match footage and Australia's
best players to produce a highly paced and enjoyable introduction
to this rapidly expanding sport.
Haydn Keenan & Peter Fenton
Haydn Keenan & Peter Fenton
Australia's Rugby team, The Wallabies. Narrated by "The
Voice of Rugby" - Gordon Bray. Featuring the "Groundsman
From Hell" - Peter "FAB" Fenton.
QUOTES FROM MAJOR REVIEWS:
You don't have to know all the rules of the game - I certainly
don't - the important thing is to enjoy the game. - David
Campese (Australia's most capped international player).
RUNNING GAME and THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, the two best
films made about Rugby Union have now been released on DVD
by Smart Street Films. Having been unavailable for some years
their return is a timely insight into how the culture of Rugby
has changed. These aren’t re-edited newsreel packages
but personal interpretation by film makers Haydn Keenan and
Peter Fenton of the people and the game itself.
THE RUNNING GAME we join the Wallabies on one of the last
long tours of the United Kingdom and Ireland. For three months
The Seventh Wallabies of 1981/2, who had made sacrifices to
participate which can hardly be understood today, were sustained
by comradeship and hospitality as they travelled through Britain’s
worst winter this century.
Running Game is a classic account of their experiences on
and off the field and was a revelation when released. For
the first time cameras were allowed into a Wallaby dressing
room. Unrivalled access to the team and the use of ground
breaking camera techniques and slow motion montages, complemented
by specially composed music and verse, provides a moving and
exciting tribute to some of the great players of a bygone
era. From uncompromising captain Tony Shaw to Loane, Hipwell,
O’Connor, Hawker, Cornelsen, Poidevin and the emerging
genius of Mark Ella here are Wallaby legends to thrill younger
viewers and take older ones back to a glorious time.
the years since it's initial release the stature of the film
has grown. To lovers of the game and the players themselves
it has become legendary.
former Wallaby captain Nick Farr-Jones said, " I always
ensured that we took a copy of THE RUNNING GAME with us on
tour. It is inspiring viewing. It stirs the heart and makes
you feel accountable for past Wallaby traditions. Before two
of our greatest victories, and we were underdogs both times,
at Strasbourg against the French in '89 and again in Wellington
in 1990 when we broke the All Black's 23 match winning streak,
I played the tape for the team. The effect was tremendous
and we won both games."
Poetry, music and insight all come together in this film.
It captures the spirit of Rugby as it was in 1982. As the
late Bob Templeton said at the time "The film was very
emotional." An unusual statement from a man like Tempo.
AFRICAN CAMPAIGN : In August 1992, Australia’s World
Champion Rugby team, the Wallabies, arrived in South Africa
to decide who was the best team in the world. Three lead up
games and a single test match meant this short tour would
be one of unprecedented intensity and drama. The sides had
not met for twenty three years. Nick Farr-Jones, Marty Roebuck,
Paul Carrozza, the young John Eales, Willie O, , Campese,
McKenzie, Kearns and Co. were on a hit and run mission to
decide the heavyweight champions of the world.
it’s not just Rugby. THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN gives us a
real insight into the emerging South Africa; it’s culture,
music and leading personalities.
only is there exclusive coverage of the games plus meetings
with Nelson Mandela and President De Klerk, but also behind
the scenes fun and drama with the players themselves. THE
AFRICAN CAMPAIGN is as close to the champion team as you can
get without being selected. A sensational combination of hard
hitting football, African music, poetry and humour, this film
is a unique record of a historic event.
many National teams have their own poets and film makers in
attendance to record their feats. But in Peter Fenton and
Haydn Keenan the Wallabies have talented artists who captured
their spirit with quality film making skills.
Chief sound mixer on approximately 150 feature films including,
Newsfront, Picnic At Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career, Gallipoli,
Phar Lap, Six Degrees Of Separation. During this period he
coached a number of First grade Rugby teams and the Sydney
rep side. He has made three films on Rugby and one on Boxer
Les Darcy. He has had 7 books published including sports biographies,
(Les Darcy, Wayne Harris) and Poetry. He has just completed
THEY CALLED HIM BOY a biography of Boy Charlton which will
be released next year. At present he is a columnist for Inside
Rugby Magazine and works as bookies’ clerk when drinking
money is low.
Award winning film Director and Producer. Feature films include
27A, Going Down and Pandemonium. Thirty five year career working
the left field in Australian film means you have to be a sociopath
or have a sense of humour. Haydn has managed to combine the
two. From angry young man to silly old fart. Currently finishing
a major documentary on Artist Rock star Reg Mombassa of Mambo
fame and rehearsing Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last
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