A new film by Beth Mairs
Roller derby is a colourful and aggressive female-dominated team sport whose growth across North America is unparalleled. In 2012, in the Northern Ontario city of Sudbury, roller derby took an interesting twist with the creation of a second league made up of disenchanted members of the original league. This new league, Greater Sudbury Roller Derby, has high hopes and worthy aspirations not only for its players and the sport but for community service. We follow this new league- a lovable group of outsiders- through their trials, tribulations and triumphs on and off the track for 2 years. Beyond the glib assertions that roller derby is cool and the chicks are hot, Roll-Her Dervish offers a candid look inside the events, politics and personalities that both make and break the league- with themes that will resonate with anyone who ever threw their heart into running a volunteer organization or fell in love with a team sport.
Roll-Her Dervish is currently crowdfunding on IndieGoGo to raise money to help with post production. To date, this has been a zero budget film shot on spec. We’ve captured a great story- with wonderful doc subjects! We are asking for community support to get this film to a stage where it can be passed off to highly skilled post production editors.