As an anthropologist and filmmaker, the time I've spend with the Bellingham Roller Betties has been has been remarkable, but the friendships that have grown of the project are rewarding beyond measure. My film, Derby Brain, is a five year collaboration with the Roller Betties and production is nearly complete.
We have committed to a Spring of 2020 premiere, and to meet that objective in need to free up the time to complete filming and prepare for post production. The project needs hard drives, gas money, more RAM for the computer, and I need to cover my expenses like everybody else. I need to finish production in summer and fall of 2019.
Derby Brain, the Movie, aside from roller derby, is a study of an inclusive culture, that empowers people, through sport, participation in community, and through a well disciplined, creative organization. Derby Brain is an exciting experience, with many stories braided together into one.
For the many roller derby fans, and those about to become fans, for the roller derby community, which is now worldwide, for people who appreciate the strivings of others, and the camaraderie of working as part of team, particularly in the context of women's sports this film is for you.