Cricket Australia documentary, The Record, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this Friday.
The Record is produced by Her Films for Cricket Australia and profiles the International Women’s Day match in early March 2020 -before sport was famously suspended.
“The moment we heard about the bold plan to fill the MCG on International Women’s Day 2020 we knew we had to be a part of it. Here was a seismic opportunity to shift the sporting landscape. As documentary filmmakers with a passion for equality and social change, this story was irresistible. The tournament, and the quest for The Record, threw up more drama than we could ever have imagined and we couldn’t be more excited to share The Record with the world,” said producers, Nicole Minchin and Angela Pippos.
Cricket Australia Interim CEO Nick Hockley said, “The documentation of Australia’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup campaign has given us the opportunity to reflect on what was a monumental occasion for cricket.
“I would like to thank everyone who played their part in bringing both the event and this documentary to life. Reliving this special moment in time will hopefully inspire the next generation of cricketers, both girls and boys, to aspire to play on the biggest stage of all.”
One week before Covid-19 suspended world sport, the Australian Women’s Cricket Team produced something remarkable. The Record tells the story of the Australian team’s journey at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. It follows the heroic exploits on the field, and the equally daring off-field campaign to “fill the MCG” for the final on International Women’s Day 2020. If the stadium sells out, a new world record for attendance at a women’s sporting event will be set.
This audacious plan relies heavily on Australia getting through to the final. But, out-of-form players, injuries, a wild storm, the heavy burden of favouritism and fierce competition, threaten to end Australia’s campaign, and with it, hopes of a new world record. Led fearlessly by captain Meg Lanning, a physically and mentally wounded Australia embark upon a miraculous recovery – all the way to the bright lights of the MCG.
The Record goes inside the most dramatic World Cup in history – and gives voice to the players who belong on this stage.
Players and coaching staff featured in The Record include:
• Meg Lanning — Australian Captain
• Rachael Haynes — Australian Vice-captain
• Matthew Mott – Head Coach
• Beth Mooney
• Megan Schutt
• Alyssa Healy
• Ellyse Perry
• Molly Strano
• Harmanpreet Kaur – Indian Captain
• Heather Knight – England Captain
• Dane van Niekerk – South African Captain
• Sornnarin Tippoch – Thailand Captain
Her Films was established in 2017 by producer Nicole Minchin and journalist Angela Pippos to create powerful documentaries about women. Throughout history the stories of women have largely been invisible – sidelined, ignored or forgotten. With its focus on storytelling, creativity and equality, Her Films’ objective is to entertain, inspire and bring about social change. Her Films’ documentaries include two AFLW features League Of Her Own and Heroes.
The Record is an Amazon Prime Video acquisition and will be released in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, South Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Grenada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Fiji, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Indonesia
Friday 12 February 2021 on Amazon Prime.