Stan has commissioned a documentary charting the Supercars career and comeback of Renee Gracie.
“Revealed: Renee Gracie” will follow Gracie as she attempts to re-enter V8 racing. Previously, she was the first Australian woman to compete full-time in Supercars in 14 years.
She struggled to find her place in the male-dominated industry, however, and retired in 2017. She then turned to OnlyFans to raise funds for her racing comeback, and within two years became Australia’s biggest earner on the site.
Stan said the story would be led by an all-female creative team, with writing and directing from Frances Elliott and Samantha Marlowe (“Girl Like You” and “The Beeman”), and Cody Greenwood (“Girl Like You” and “Under the Volcano”) as producer.
“Using Renee’s individual experiences, “Revealed: Renee Gracie” is a story about exploitation, empowerment and resilience, and is a showcase of what women have to do to succeed, thrive and survive in a man’s world,” Stan said.
Cailah Scobie, Stan’s chief content officer, noted the success of the “Revealed” content offering so far.
“Stan’s acclaimed ‘Revealed’ slate has been a hugely successful collaborative partnership sharing uniquely Australian stories from an outstanding collection of directors, producers and journalists including the multi-award winning Nick McKenzie from The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age and “60 Minutes” and John Silvester from The Age.
“Our commitment to invest and produce local original documentaries that take a deep dive into Australian contemporary topics and issues can be seen in our upcoming addition to the slate, “Revealed: Renee Gracie”. We can’t wait to work closely with Rush Films to tell Renee’s story and continue our dedication to produce bold, unique and investigative content, not seen on any other platform.”
The documentary will be produced by Stan with principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with Stan, Screenwest and Lotterywest.
Alex West , Screen Australia’s head of documentary said: “We are proud to support the talented writer/directors Frances Elliott and Samantha Marlowe and producer Cody Greenwood, who have a proven track record of crafting engaging documentaries. Not only is “Revealed: Renee Gracie” set to shine a necessary light on gender inequality, stigma and prejudice in sport and beyond, but it shares honest insights into Renee’s empowering origin-turned-comeback story – making for a compelling watch on Stan.”
Production will commence this year.