This feature documentary follows All Black Richie McCaw on his 2015 quest to become the first skipper to defend the Webb Ellis Cup. Directors Justin Pemberton (The Golden Hour) and Michelle Walshe were given unprecedented access to the subject to create a portrait of McCaw the person, and chronicle the psychology of achievement in international sport. McCaw got involved as a chance to “inspire some young kids”, ending his policy of keeping “the private stuff private”. The film's opening day set a Kiwi record for a local documentary; in its first week, it beat all competition.
In the Mind of a Champion– Slogan on the poster for Chasing Great
World premiere at Auckland's Civic Theatre on 30 August 2016
Released in New Zealand cinemas on 1 September 2016
Soundtrack features a version of Tears for Fears song 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' (Roland Orzibal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes) performed by Lorde