This Is Roller Derby is a feature length documentary that focuses on the resurgence of the modern day sport in Australia and Austin, TX.
Director Daniel Hayward and Director of Photography David Hawkins began filming the self-funded documentary in late 2008 and completed the edit 4 years later in 2012 with a lot of help and support from friends, family and of course the skaters and leagues featured in the film.
This Is Roller Derby had a successful release in Australia and New Zealand late last year with a number of public screenings supported by local roller derby leagues and skaters. The film also screened to sold out crowds earlier this year in Paris and London.
But now we’re looking at taking the film to America and more importantly Austin, TX where modern day roller derby was born and celebrate the film with the skaters and leagues (TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls and The Texas Rollergirls) that were involved in helping us getting the film made and hosting an amazing USA premiere of the film.
In order to take the film to Austin in June 2013, we need your help. We have a number of rewards you will receive for your generous donation to our campaign including tickets to the Austin/USA premiere of the film, limited edition DVD’s and official cinema size movie posters.
So please have a look at our video and donate to receive some awesome rewards so we can take the film over to Austin, TX and give the film and local leagues an amazing American premiere!