The trailer for the Brabham documentary feature has been released ahead of its Australian premiere at next month’s Brisbane International Film Festival.
Brabham explores Sir Jack Brabham’s rise to legendary status as a three-time Formula 1 World Champion, becoming not only Australia’s first World Championship winner, but the first driver to achieve the feat in a rear-engined car. His third World Championship title was the first and only time a driver has won in a car of their own construction.
Directed by Ákos Armont and co-written by Armont and Tony Davis, the film is narrated by Aimee Horne. It features archival footage of Brabham’s racing career and interviews with his contemporaries including Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss and the late John Surtees.
The film also explores Sir Jack’s impact on his youngest son David – who later went on to race in Formula 1 before winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009 – who today serves as the managing director of Brabham Automotive and is attempting to have the family name return to racing as a manufacturer.
The documentary will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Transmission Films.
Brabham will have a red carpet premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival on Sunday, October 6 and a second screening at the festival on Wednesday, October 9 ahead of a national cinema release.
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