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Filmmaker Luke Graham has launched a crowdfunding campaign and teaser trailer for his new documentary, Sharko.
The documentary will explore the life of Graham’s father – New Zealand Rugby League legend, Mark Graham.
Sharko is the second feature length Rugby League film by Luke Graham following 2016’s Broke which he produced.
“The idea for Sharko began over a conversation with dad,” says Graham.
“There was so much of his life that I wanted to know. I also wanted to celebrate his career and the game of Rugby League itself.”
The documentary has drawn the support of screen funding bodies, state and local government, as well as grants from businesses and organisations.
The production team are now engaging their supporters to assist with the final part of the production budget as the project moves towards filming in July.
“The project has been in development for the past five years, and I am very excited to take the next step alongside our partners and supporters,” says Graham.
“We have a valuable opportunity to get this project over the line with our first $5,000 matched through Matchlab, including some great incentives and even tax deductible donations for those who wish to support the project through Documentary Australia.”
Backers are eligible for great incentives including VIP tickets to its premiere, limited edition t-shirts and posters.
There are also opportunities for backers to participate in the documentary as extras, or act in one of the many drama scenes.
Studious supporters can receive an impactful credit as an executive producer or producer. Businesses can also get involved and have their branding in the film.
The teaser trailer was made with assistance from The Post Lounge, The Solid State and Screen Queensland who have supported Sharko from its conception.
You can find out more about the crowdfunding campaign here.