The Kick-Off party for American Footy Star took place on Saturday May 10, 2010 and included interviews with the creator and producer Miro Gladovic, host Cameron Daddo and producer Amit Handa.
Celebrities in attendance were Kevin Ellison NFL San Diego Chargers, Tristen Rogers Actor General Hospital, Graeme Finlayson Director of Diamond Confidential, Vincent M. Ward of HBO True Blood, Chantelle Barry, Ashley Nick, Actress Mirelly Taylor, Jimmy Jean-Louis of Heroes and Ayinde O. Alakoye CEO Singers Maya and Nandy performed.
Australia’s premier and beloved national sport, Australian Football, known as Footy to millions of fans in Australia and around the world, comes to America in the form of a made for television project entitled American Footy Star, created and produced by former F.I.F.A. sports agent Miro Gladovic; who will host a U.S. based, athletic talent competition in search of the next Australian Football League (AFL) star. One lucky American athlete will be selected from the inaugural Dallas, Texas Footy Combines, and will win a trip to Australia and have the opportunity to be mentored by the AFL celebrity judges and be invited to the AFL “2010 Rookie Draft Camp.” Celebrity judges include retired Australian Football League superstar players Jason McCartney and Robert “Dipper” DiPierdomenico. Mentors will include Jimmy Bartel (Brownlow Medalist) and AFL Champ’s Geelong Cats Assistant Coach Brenton Sanderson.
In conjunction with the kick-off event and this summer’s Footy Combines, the producers of American Footy Star will be releasing a DVD entitled, FOOTY 101, which introduces American fans to the sport of Footy. FOOTY 101, the first tailor made Footy DVD for an American audience, will contain a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the sport, breaking down the unique set of rules and dynamics of the game. The DVD also includes highlights of the AFL Grand Final, Australia’s equivalent to the Super Bowl, along with other special bonus chapters.
The American Footy Star pilot and footy guide that has been produced so far comes from Gladovic’s original idea for a movie with the working title of “Hometown Blues” about a young American who heads to Australia to become an American footy star. In the process of getting this movie made the idea to put together a reality TV show to detail the talent camps and find a young American came together. The TV series will be used to try to obtain the interest and financing to get his film made.
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