On this day: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Franz Stampfl’s birth

From “Franz Stampfl: A Life Unexpected” website: Today, November 18th, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of Franz Stampfl’s birth.  To honour the occasion, the team here at “A Life Unexpected” are delighted to reveal our new trailer for the film, featuring some of our interviewees from our filming to date. In addition to Sir Roger[…]

Ben Steel joins the “A Life Unexpected” Team

NEWS FROM CURRENT PROJECT “A LIFE UNEXPECTED“: While we may have gone quiet here in our updates section of late – plenty has been going on behind-the-scenes! Firstly, we are delighted to welcome to the A Life Unexpected team, actor, writer, director and producer, Ben Steel. Ben comes from an extensive background in production, including working in[…]

Australia Day Special – Meet The Interviewees: Australian Shot Put Champions, Bev Francis & Marg Woodlock-McLean

On a sunny December day last year, Writer/Director, Sally McLean had the great privilege to be able to spend time over a few coffees with previous Australian Champions, Bev Francis and Marg Woodlock-McLean, both interviewees for “A Life Unexpected” and representatives from the sport of Shot Put. Representing two generations of Stampfl athletes, this impromptu chat was[…]

A Night to Remember for A Life Unexpected

November was a busy month for the “A Life Unexpected” team, as they geared up for the official Investors’ Launch, held at St Catherine’s School, Toorak. A plethora of Olympic and Commonwealth Games luminaries were in attendance, including John Landy, Ralph Doubell, Bill Hooker, Bob Lay, Nick Regos, Bob Joyce, David Boykett, Ondine McGlashen, and Marg[…]

“A Life Unexpected” welcomes Robert “Bobby” Galinsky to the team

Things are rapidly moving forward here at “A Life Unexpected: The Franz Stampfl Story”.  Many exciting things are developing with the project, but the news we are most pleased about and are able to share is the appointment of our fantastic Executive Producer for the project – Robert “Bobby” Galinsky. Bobby’s career to date includes[…]

“A Life Unexpected” team get a “Good Practice Recognition” nod at the 2012 AbaF Awards

It was with great delight that myself and Marg Woodlock-McLean (Co-Producer, Fundraising) set off into the blustery Melbourne weather Wednesday morning to attend the 2012 AbaF Awards (Victoria) at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. I had been nominated as an Individual Artist in the AbaF Giving Awards category for fundraising activities via the AbaF for[…]

A Life Unexpected teaser featuring Sir Roger Bannister Interview – now live!

Yes, here it is – the official video teaser from our European filming in November last year, featuring Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Christopher Chataway, Ulick O’Connor and members of the Stampfl family.  Feel free to share and spread the word – and don’t forget we’re in our next phase of fundraising to film in Australia,[…]

Where were you on April 1st? Yes, we’re serious!

News from A LIFE UNEXPECTED: THE FRANZ STAMPFL STORY April 1st is known to many as April Fools Day.  Whether it began, as some think, with Chaucer or from earlier Persian traditions, no one is truly sure.  All we knew for sure this April the 1st was that we were finally going to be able to share[…]

New “A Life Unexpected” website launched!

News from FRANZ STAMPFL: THE MAN BEHIND THE MIRACLE MILE: We are thrilled to announce that the new website design is now completed and live on the web!  In between editing the new teaser (which will be available online soon) and helping to organize the recent exclusive donor and supporter event (which happened on the[…]

New logo for the film and a big “thank you” to the two Tims!

News from FRANZ STAMPFL: THE MAN BEHIND THE MIRACLE MILE: And so … it’s time to officially unveil our new logo for the project. As you will have seen from our earlier post – the documentary has a new working title “A Life Unexpected: The Franz Stampfl Story” and to go with the new title,[…]