Young Jervis Bay man set to shine in Fearless season two

POWERFUL: Sam Stubbs from Jervis Bay takes on a tough Crossfit event, featured in Sam I Am. Photo supplied.
POWERFUL: Sam Stubbs from Jervis Bay takes on a tough Crossfit event, featured in Sam I Am. Photo supplied.

Six Australians living with disability have overcome their fears to take on starring roles in the country's most inspiring film series.

Set to premiere on the International Day of People with Disability 2020 (December 3), the second season of Fearless is a collection of six short films that shines a spotlight on people living boldly with disability.

Among the stars of Fearless - Season 2 is NSW South Coast's Sam Stubbs of Jervis Bay, whose film Sam I Am captures the 21-year-old's mission to compete in the Battle of Benton - a tough CrossFit event attracting athletes from all over New South Wales- where he will be the only participant with a disability.

Fearless Season 2 trailer: YouTube.

The films are designed to shatter stereotypes and broaden the representation of disability on screen.

Not-for-profit organisations Feros Care and Screenworks have partnered for the life-changing project after the success of the inaugural season of Fearless, which shared the captivating stories of nine seniors aged 75 and older.

Feros Care CEO Jennene Buckley said the disability and aged care services provider was committed to challenging society's perceptions of disability.

"In a world where people with disability often fail to have their voices heard on screen, Fearless - Season 2 will introduce audiences to six remarkable people who are not only living full, bold and meaningful lives but inspiring others," she said.

"Each film explores how our new friends have not been held back or defined by their disability and instead shown a fearlessness that has shaped their approach to life.

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The short films have been created by filmmakers who live and work in regional Australia under the guidance of supervising producer Jenni Wilks, renowned for her work on acclaimed series Love on the Spectrum and Employable Me.

Fearless: Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, December 3 when Feros Care and Screenworks host a special online event at https://bit.ly/3nk4bWn.

FEARLESS - SEASON 2: THE FILMS

The Team - Canberra teen Michael Foster shares his journey with Cerebral Palsy, his love of the sport Power Chair and the support provided by his team at home - his family.

Sam I Am - Sam Stubbs, who lives with Down Syndrome, decides to compete in the Battle of Benton - a tough CrossFit event attracting athletes from all over NSW - where he will be the only participant with a disability.

The Incidental Blacksmith - In a backyard forge, Barnaby Lund spends hours meticulously creating his own bush knives with hammer, tongs and steel-practising the forgotten art of blacksmithing. Based in the Northern Rivers, both Barney and his wife have a lived experience of deafness.

On Track - the inspiring story of Alex Eves, a female athlete whose determination and persistence helped her overcome a catastrophic car accident. Based in Dubbo, the 31-year-old is now on the journey to rebuilding her life as a sprinter.

Golden Sails - a portrait of a 19-year-old woman who has sailed through life guided by a humbling and fearless outlook. With early intervention, Chelseann's hidden autism spectrum disorder has crafted unique life experiences through her passion for sport and disability awareness.

Plating Blind - Nate Quinell is a fully trained chef. He also happens to be legally deaf and blind but that's never stopped him chasing his culinary dreams and becoming an inspiration to many.

This story Sam's living boldly with disability in Fearless season two first appeared on South Coast Register.