I have been working on a short film with the Lowcountry Highrollers for the past 6 months. It has taken that long because I have wanted to shoot certain members and at certain places and times. There are a lot of skaters in the film that aren’t currently able to skate (either got injured or whatever during the year) or aren’t currently playing for LCHR, but maybe other teams around the area. It shows a growth in the game and isn’t “bout footage” like usual derby videos. It doesn’t include a single second of “bout” footage. It is all conceptual by my self and I pushed the girls to their max to capture the ideas I had. I combine my love for old abandoned buildings and throw my other love of roller derby into it. Just think back to my “Derby Love” art show I had in Feb, and then add moving images to that. I have also used a lot of my favorite artists in the music for the film and have put it together so that it keeps flowing and keeps you interested.
The short film “Derby Love: a short film about roller derby in the south” will premiere at the Olde North Charleston Picture House (4820 Jenkins Avenue in the Olde Village area, near EVO etc) on October 20th at 8pm. I advise you to get there earlier so you can get a good seat. I will also be selling 18×24 screen print posters of a different version then the top image, that includes the full actor and music credits. Those will be 4 colors and printed by Columbia’s theHalfandHalf. The poster was designed by Meta Sapient (who also does all my sticker and t-shirt designs).
After my film debuts, LCHR will be showing “Derby Baby” (the national documentary about the rollerderby movement). Check that out and then head over to The Sparrow at 10pm for the after party.
The Short film will then be available online, here and on my vimeo page.
RSVP to the Event for “Derby Baby” and for “Derby Love” on Facebook – here.
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