Our behind the scenes camera captured the making of the poem and uncovered the story of each cast member. We’ll be adding more in the series so stay tuned.
You have a friend in me
Mateship is important to Adrian Talbot and Lee Sarich and their friendship shone through during the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley. The Afghanistan veterans have been a support to each other as they transition from military to civilian life.
We are family
Invictus Games competitor Garry Robinson is a family man – he is supported by his wife and three children on his rehabilitation journey. Daughter Carly was by Garry’s side during the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley and says sport has changed Garry’s life for the better.
Junior legatee John Harris was proud to be part of the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley. In this behind the scenes video, John talks about his father, (who passed away when John was 10), and the ongoing support he receives from Legacy.
Opening the door to a new career
Australian Army Veteran Rachel Ranton is an Inclusion and Diversity Consultant at Westpac. Rachel supports veterans through their transition from military to civilian life.
The power of speech
Korean War Veteran Dudley Pye runs the geriatric gibberer’s guild – it’s where residents of the RSL Anzac Village on Sydney’s northern beaches can meet each other and talk about shared experiences. Dudley values conversation and says it’s important for people of all ages to stay connected with their community.
Service without bounds
Conrad Walsh has served both his country and the community. During the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley, the Afghanistan veteran and first responder talked about the importance of sport to a healthy mind and body.
Cycling for good
Rain, hail or shine, Invictus Games competitor Chris Pitman loves to ride. Chris and the crew braved the elements during the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley, and they encountered heavy bouts of rain throughout the session.
A family affair
LT COL Kimberlea Juchniewicz and her sons Max, aged 10 and Leo, aged five, were all smiles on the set of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley. As Kimberlea explains, the trio recreated a familiar scene within their household.
She’s got the power
Australian team member Tiffany White will compete in powerlifting and indoor rowing at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Since taking up sport Tiffany is a happier and healthier person. During the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley, Tiffany was supported by her team mate, Ben Farinazzo.
A mother’s love
Gwen Cherne’s husband SGT Peter J Cafe ended his life in February 2017. Gwen, a board member of the War Widows’ Guild of Australia (NSW), was proud to share the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley, with her daughter Emily. “There were moments I got to share with Emily that pride that I have in Pete and what he did and how he served his country,” said Gwen.
Creating the concept
As the Executive Creative Director at Edge, Matt Batten played an important role in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 production of William Ernest Henley’s poem.
Racing the rain
Heavy rain didn’t dampen Heidi Joosten’s spirits during the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley. In this behind the scenes video, Heidi talks about her filming experience and how sport has helped with her rehabilitation.
Wheels in motion
Wheelchair rugby is one of the most exciting Invictus Games spectator sports. We were behind the scenes at the filming of Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley, as Jamie Tanner and members of the 2018 Australian Invictus Games squad displayed their skills for the camera.