Queer Screen Donates To ScrumQueer Screen has announced that all the proceeds from their August screening of THE RUGBY PLAYER, a documentary on the life of Mark Bingham, were donated to Poppy Stockell for the production of her new film Scrum, which captures this year’s Bingham Cup.

Poppy has written and directed a number of independent and commercial productions, won several awards including a Walkley and Best Documentary Audience Award at the Sydney film Festival and was recently nominated for a Logie. Poppy has worked with the Convicts before on the award winning feature Walk Like A Man.

When Sydney Convict’s founder, Andrew ‘Fuzz’ Purchas, asked her to pitch a documentary covering the 2014 Sydney Bingham Cup, Poppy developed an innovative approach that involved having some of the Sydney Convicts wearing Go-Pro cameras. Poppy will put the audience right into the action; they will experience the line out, they will be tackled to the ground and they will pack a scrum. After watching Scrum, the audience will know what it means to represent a club in the Bingham Cup.

Scrum will reveal how these men and women push themselves both physically and emotionally in order to feel free and belong. The Sydney Convicts are an institution that we felt warranted our support – Australia’s first gay and inclusive Rugby Union club. Founded in 2004, the Convicts are a group committed to building a competitive, social and diverse club.

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