A new documentary on NRL legend Mark Graham is currently in production

Mark Graham.

A new documentary based on the life of Rugby League legend and NRL Hall of Famer, Mark Graham is currently in production and will release nationally next year.

The project – currently titled Sharko – is based on Graham’s personal and public life and will tell the story of his childhood on the mean streets of Otahuhu to his meteoric rise to the top of the Rugby League world.

Graham moved to Australia in 1980 where he played with Norths Brisbane Devils before he captained the North Sydney Bears and lead the New Zealand national team against the powerhouses of Australia and Great Britain. Graham is the first kiwi to be inducted into the NRL Hall of Fame and has already been named as the greatest player New Zealand produced in a century of rugby league.

“I have to say I was over the moon (on being inducted) to be the first (Kiwi) is an honour and I’m sure there will be many more kiwi players in the future,” said Mark Graham.

“It’s quite surreal. I hope people will find value in this documentary of my life so far.”

Sharko is produced by Scope Red and will be directed by Graham’s oldest son, Luke who produced 2016’s Broke.

“I am a big fan of sports biographies and when the opportunity came up I jumped at the chance to not only make a film about my dad, but to also learn his journey, the ups and downs,” said Luke Graham

Widely regarded one of the greatest players ever, kiwi hard-man Mark Graham was feared off and on the field, though little knew the real man. Sharko, portrays an intimate look at the life of a father, a son and the cost of greatness.

A teaser trailer will be released later this year. A release date is yet to be announced.

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