Director Ian Withnall and producer Sharen Kenny on location at the Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft in 2010.
Director Ian Withnall and producer Sharen Kenny on location at the Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft in 2010. Contributed

Film makers launch DVD at Warwick Rodeo

CAMPDRAFTING is a sport unique to Australia and a national treasure, yet is relatively unknown outside country circles.

But all that is about to change.

Producers of The Great Australian Campdraft, Brisbane-based filmmakers Ian Withnall and Sharen Kenny, will make an appearance in Warwick next week when they launch their Special Edition Directors Cut DVD.

The pair set out on the campdrafting trail for two years, gathering footage from events across the country in a bid to show the world the spirit of the sport.

"We were looking for the untold story - something a little bit different," Ms Kenny said.

"We wanted to do something factual and fresh and it was through family friends that we were captivated by campdrafting."

Ms Kenny said she was thrilled to be able to launch their film during the Warwick Gold Cup.

"Warwick is the absolute apex of the film, we're really excited," she said.

The Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft kicks off October 22-28 at the Warwick Showgrounds and the film launch will be on the Wednesday night at 7pm at the Matt Geraghty Bar.

All are welcome to attend this free-entry event which will follow the Inaugural State Challenge Campdraft at 5pm. A shorter version of the film will be premiered on ABC1 Landline on October 28 at noon.



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