Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Adelaide’s Australian International Pictures is thrilled to announce a new documentary “Paris or the Bush” about the famous Cods rowing eight from Murray Bridge, who dominated Australian rowing in the 1920's, winning three Kings Cups and earning the right to represent Australia at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

“It is a uniquely South Australian story but has national and international relevance. It covers a fascinating period of Australian and world history, encompassing a Great War and spectacular sporting achievements.”

The $500,000 documentary, will be filmed in Murray Bridge, Port Adelaide, Adelaide and all other Australian capital cities, as well as London, Paris, Dublin and USA.

Producer Wayne Groom and researcher Dr Carolyn Bilsborow have spent 18 months researching newspaper and photographic archives and interviewing descendants to piece together this remarkable story.

Wayne and Carolyn will be interviewed this Friday at 9.30 am (8/8/14) on ABC radio's morning program hosted by Ian Henschke.

Mayor of Port Adelaide Enfield Council, Gary Johanson, after viewing the 90 sec promotional trailer for the Cods documentary, believes it has the capacity to become Australia's “Chariots of Fire”.

Producer Wayne Groom says it is Australia's greatest sporting story. “The Cods documentary is an extraordinary tale of courage, humility, skill, ageism, class prejudice, war, sport and mate-ship not only in Australia but on the world stage of Olympic Games and against the backdrop of the Great War.”

The filmmakers are currently looking for further sponsorship to complete the remaining finance for the production, which will commence in October 2014.

Contact Information:

Australian International Pictures
4/305 North Terrace Adelaide
SA 5000


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