Rugby: All Blacks great Dan Carter subject of new film documenting 2015 World Cup journey

Dan Carter starred for the All Blacks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Dan Carter starred for the All Blacks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photo credit: Getty

Dan Carter's 2015 Rugby World Cup redemption will be the focal point of a film about the All Black great.

New Zealand's all-time test pointscoring leader starred for the All Blacks at the 2015 tournament to wipe the memories of personal and collective disappointments of the past.

Carter was a key part of losing campaigns on 2003 and 2007, while a groin injury ended his 2011 campaign just days before he was to captain his country for the first time against Canada.

The 37-year-old announced the film on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

"Excited to share with you guys about a project I've been working on over the past 12 months," Carter wrote.

"A film will be coming out which gives a deep insight into my personal life, my career and particularly my challenging road to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

"It will be in cinemas in New Zealand on August 29 and I'll be sure to share the details for my international friends soon."

The All Blacks success in England four years ago was headlines by Carter's man of the match performance in the final against Australia.

The first-five eight scored 21 points, including a crucial drop goal with 10 minutes on the clock. It followed outstanding individual displays against South African and France to ultimately justify the selectors' faith in their key playmaker.

Poor form and injury had Carter's position in the squad under threat in the build-up to the tournament, while Beauden Barrett, Aaron Cruden and Lima Sopoaga had been standouts during Super Rugby.

The selectors stuck with Carter as their first choice and the Cantabrian native rewarded their faith.

Carter described the documentary as an 'intimate, all-access' look into his personal life.

"It's definitely more of myself than I've been comfortable giving in the past," Carter said.

"I've been incredibly lucky in my life with the opportunities I've been given, but I've also had some dark times along the way.

"I hope audiences take away from the film that you can reach your goals no matter where you come from and what you come up against."

A press release from producer Pitch Productions is promting the film as revealing.

Shot in Europe, Japan and New Zealand, the film reveals a side to global superstar Dan Carter that has never been seen before, opening the door to Carter's private life and featuring sit-down interviews with his wife Honor Carter and other family members.