Amazon announces Warriors On the Field, a new original documentary
With Australian football players Michael O’Loughlin, Michael ‘Sonny’ Walters and Tarryn Thomas, Warriors On The Field celebrates Aboriginal Australia, its long history and its association with the AFL.
Produced by the Australian Football League, EQ Media and Amazon Studios, the hour-long documentary will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2021 in Australia and in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.
AMAZON Prime Video announced at Prime Video Presents event in Sydney Warriors on the Field, an Australian Amazon Original documentary presented by former AFL champion Michael O’Loughlin, premieres on Amazon Prime Video later in 2021. Directed by award-winning director Prof Larissa Behrendt (Eualeyai, Kamillaroi), the documentary offers a compelling insight that explores the deeply personal and poignant stories of three Indigenous AFL players and celebrates Indigenous Australia and its association with the Australian Football League.
These Warriors on the Field, who are at different stages of their athletic career, provide insight into what the game means to First Nations players. They share how they deal with being immersed in the bright lights, big pennies, and unwanted distractions that come with professional football. All three also tell their personal stories about the prejudices they face in the world of football. Field warriors points out that in order to truly understand what makes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander player great, you need to understand their connection to their culture and country.
Sharing their stories alongside Michael O’Loughlin (Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri, Narungga) is current AFL player Michael ‘Sonny’ Walters, a Noongar man from Fremantle Dockers, and rising North Melbourne star Tarryn Thomas, a man from Kamillaroi and Lumaranaana originally. from Sydney. Michael O’Loughlin started his football years in Adelaide, but spent his professional football career playing for the Sydney Swans. After retiring from the game in 2015, Michael was the head coach of the AIS-AFL Academy where he coached the Indigenous All-Stars team and was the head coach of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. . In 2015, he was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame. He is currently director of the Sydney Swans and runs the GO Foundation with Adam Goodes supporting young Indigenous students – athletes in the game.
“Amazon Prime Video members around the world will be able to experience first-hand the extraordinary origins of the three indigenous AFL players, the challenges they endure day to day, and their spiritual connection to the culture and country that means so much to each of them, ”said Tyler Bern, Content Manager, Prime Video Australia. “It is important in 2021 that the challenges they all encountered help shape and change perceptions. It is essential to recognize the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers have made to Australia’s most beloved sport. We are privileged that Michael, Sonny and Tarryn have agreed to share their stories for Amazon Prime Video members around the world. “
“While Field warriors will present the contribution that Indigenous actors have made to the AFL, at its heart is a series of very human stories that an audience will connect with. And it’s about the transformative role that connecting to a country has for an indigenous actor, ”said AFL Director Larissa Behrendt.
David Alrich, Factual Manager and Executive Producer at EQ Media, said: “Partnering with Amazon Prime Video helps shine the spotlight on these remarkable men and amplify them around the world. This allows the conversation about discrimination to evolve globally. “
Torres Strait Islander and AFL Executive Director General for Inclusion and Social Policy, Tanya Hosch, said it was important to continue to showcase and celebrate the contribution of Aborigines and Islanders. Torres Strait in Australian football. “It’s fantastic to have the Field warriors The documentary comes to life with support from AFL and Amazon Prime Video and provides a way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gamers to share their stories and the importance of country and identity, ”said Ms. Hosch. “Our game has a rich history with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, so I look forward to celebrating this through the Field warriors documentary.”
Since 2019, Prime Video has ordered 14 Amazon Original series in Australia, including The test: a new era for the Australian team, Make them Mark, a series of 10 stand-up comedy specials by some of Australia’s best comedians, LOL: Last One Laughing AU, with Rebel Wilson, and upcoming titles Back to Rafters, Sydney Luxury Listings, Burning, Kick like Tayla, Head above the water, Field warriors, Class of ’07, Butterfly Effect and the Alice Hart’s Lost Flowers.
Since 2019, Prime Video has ordered 14 Amazon Original series in Australia including The test: a new era for the Australian team, Make them Mark, a series of 10 stand-up comedy specials by some of Australia’s best comedians, LOL: Last One Laughing AU with Rebel Wilson, and the next one Back to Rafters, Luxury Sydney and Kick Like Tayla listings. During Prime Video Presents today, Amazon announced the new original Australian productions Burning, Head above the water, Field warriors, Class of ’07, Deadloch, Butterfly Effect and the Alice Hart’s Lost Flowers.
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