Re-teaching himself to play left-handed and starting in Canberra’s Second Grade competition, The Southpaw Project follows Blake’s five-year pursuit to be the first true "ambidextrous cricketer" to play in the Big Bash League - batting, bowling and fielding left and right-handed. Following a path less travelled, Blake tries to prove to himself he can perform at an elite level, while changing the game he loves.
Our vision is to normalise and hero the broadcasting and media coverage of men’s mental health in sport and inspire people to discuss their own mental health without fear of stigma.
"In five years as a sports journalist, I walked away from meeting Blake Dean thinking his story was the best I had ever come across.
As one season filming cricket turned into two, I realised I had accidentally jumped into the deep end of documentary filmmaking - and I loved it."
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