West Coast Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui will be one of the stars of Amazon Prime Video’s AFL docu-series, Making Their Mark, which is set to hit silver screens globally on March 12.

Making Their Mark follows players and executives from six teams - Nic Naitanui (West Coast Eagles Ruckman), Stuart Dew (Gold Coast Suns Senior Coach), Stephen Coniglio (Greater Western Sydney Giants Captain), Eddie Betts (Carlton Football Club forward), Rory Sloane, (Adelaide Football Club Captain), and the Senior Leadership of the Richmond Football Club (Peggy O'Neal, Brendon Gale and Damien Hardwick) – as they pursue the ultimate goal of an AFL Grand Final victory in a season like no other.

Across seven hour-long episodes, Making Their Mark charts each team’s extraordinary journey through the 2020 AFL season, providing unparalleled insight into the daily challenges and struggles faced both on and off the field.

These included the impact of the COVID-19 crisis which saw play suspended for twelve weeks resulting in a condensed season, the relocation of Victorian teams to other states, games played to empty stadiums, and the Grand Final being held at night and outside of Melbourne for the first time in AFL history.

Through the highs and lows, viewers can gain unrivalled and unparalleled access into the clubs’ locker rooms, boardrooms, training sessions, medical assessments, players’ homes and what it takes to survive the season to make their mark and in Richmond’s case, to take home the coveted Toyota AFL Premiership Cup.

Amazon Studios Head of Originals, Asia and Pacific Erika North said Amazon was thrilled to announce the release date for Making Their Mark.

“We’ve been investing in Australian content for several years, and are excited to add to that momentum with Making Their Mark which documents the thrilling 2020 AFL season,” she said.

“Prime Video has commissioned six Amazon Original series in Australia since 2019, including The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, a series of 10 stand-up comedy specials by some of Australia’s best comedians, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia, the upcoming Back to The Rafters and the Sydney reality real estate series.”

Making Their Mark director Gil Marsden described the docu-series as a “celebratory snapshot” of season 2020.

“We were not only able to showcase the best of the best players at the top of their game, also the teams’ resilience on their road to victory,” Marsden said.

“We could never have predicted when filming began the severe impact that COVID-19 would have on Australia, the AFL or our production.

“A crisis like this year tested the strength and determination of every team in the league, whilst the teams continue to be delivering the best AFL for fans across the year. It is an incredible honour to be trusted by our clubs to witness firsthand their sacrifices and challenges this season, which culminates on screen with Richmond’s epic Grand Final win.”

Making Their Mark executive producer Luke Tunnecliffe said it was important give audiences a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the AFL industry.

“From locker room banter, coach’s sprays, on field collisions, management discussions and family life – this series captures the inner sanctum of the AFL landscape like never before,” Tunnecliffe said.

“We are thrilled with the docuseries and can’t wait to share with audiences the daily determination, struggles, wins and losses each player, coach and administrator goes through every AFL season.

AFL general manager media and digital Sarah Wyse said Making Their Mark was a must-watch for all AFL fans.

“Making Their Mark provides fans incredible behind the scenes access in a history-making season like no other,” Wyse said.

“The journey follows some of the AFL’s most recognized characters, from players to administrators, each showing a unique perspective to the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

“The docu-series is just another way fans can connect on a deeper level with the game they love. We are thrilled to be working with Amazon Prime Video and excited to bring fans even closer to the action.”

Making Their Mark is produced by JAM TV Australia with executive producers Luke Tunnecliffe, Cos Cardone and Michael Venables in conjunction with the Australian Football League (AFL) and Den of Martians.

The docu-series was directed and executive produced by Gil Marsden (The Gymkhana Files).